William R. "Bill" Maynard

Born on April 15, 1926

Departed on November 4, 2015 and resided in Nashville, TN

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William Ralph “Bill” Maynard, 89, of Nashville, TN, passed away on November 4, 2015. He was born on April 15, 1926 in West Virginia.
He was married to Marilyn Taylor Maynard for 59 years and together they had 2 children: Joy Lynn Maynard and William Herbert Maynard. Bill worked for Ford Motor Company until he retired in 1980. After retirement, he started a chauffeured motor home service for the country music industry as well as community and government officials. It was a true labor of love for him. Bill loved crossword puzzles, old westerns, and the city of Nashville. He will be greatly missed.
Bill is survived by his wife, Marilyn Taylor Maynard, daughter, Joy Lynn Maynard, son, William Herbert Maynard (Darla), and his grandchildren: Maygan Maynard Howard (Alex), William Franklin Maynard, Matthew Taylor Maynard. He also had two great grandchildren, Harper Marie Howard and Hale Mitchell Howard.
A short visitation will be held at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Friday, November 6, 2015, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. A private family interment will take place. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, online guestbook www.westharpethFH.com (615) 352-9400.

12 Comments to Mr. William R. "Bill" Maynard

  1. Joe and Jenifer Curran
    November 6, 2015 6:56 am

    What a honor and privilege to have shared in Uncle Bills life. Our hearts are full of precious memories. Sadly missed

  2. Lynn Womack
    November 6, 2015 9:25 am

    My husband, Bill Womack, and Bill were really good friends. We have been neighbors for 45 years and although I have not seen Marilyn or Bill but a few times since Bill Womack passed away, I will miss Bill. I send my deepest sympathy to Marilyn and all the family.

    Lynn Womack

  3. Pat and Frank Bell
    November 6, 2015 11:47 am

    To Marilyn and the family, our deepest sympathy in the loss of Bill. We are privileged to be next door neighbors for over 48 years. It is a comfort to know there always was help just a few steps away.

  4. Susan Bell Knapp
    November 6, 2015 1:01 pm

    Mr. Maynard! What an irascible, cantankerous, loveable character. What other Dad in the neighborhood sacrificed his grass in the backyard for a go-cart track? What other Dad built a ham radio antenna tower up the side of his house until it touched the sky? What other Dad was known for “Burgers & Fries”? Mr. Maynard took us fishing. Being new to the sport, I pulled back on the pole and launched it forward with all of my might…not realizing the my hook had snagged the Dixie cup with all of the worms for bait behind me. Kersplash! I flung the line into the water with all of that bait. Mr. Maynard calmly observed, “Well, all we need now is a net.”

    I bet Mikey is going to be bringing him the Heavenly newspaper every day now. All of those who have gone before us are sorely missed, but their legacy lives on…

  5. GEORGE AND BARBARA HAUSER
    November 6, 2015 1:09 pm

    WE MET BILL AND MARILYN AROUND 40 YEARS AGO WHEN OUR CHILDREN WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS OUR PLEASURE TO BECOME REAQUAINTED WITH THEM AT WEST MEADE CENTER WHERE BILL AND GEORGE WERE PATIENTS IN SEPTEMBER. WE OFFER OUR MOST SINCERE REGRETS TO MARILYN AND THEIR FAMILY. HIS CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN ARE A WONDERFUL LEGACY!

  6. Jeff & LuAnn Curran
    November 6, 2015 10:27 pm

    Uncle Bill will always hold a special place in our hearts. The memories through the years will continue to bring smiles and chuckles as time goes by. We really enjoyed his “Bago Bill” stories and photo albums on one of our visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Marilyn and your family also. We love you!

  7. Richard HODGENS
    November 7, 2015 6:53 am

    “Burgers and Fries” – and numerous “Pot Lucks” beside the Float Furnace(s). A true “regular Guy” respected and admired by all that knew him. Condolences to his family – also “regular Guys”.

  8. CJ Hicks
    November 10, 2015 4:15 pm

    We in the film business knew Bill Maynard as “Bago Bill”. He was bigger than life, and entertained anyone who entered his Winnebago with knot tricks, photo albums, special beverages, and hilarious jokes. He frequently presented film makers and artists with Honorary Tennessee Colonel certificates. He always greeted the crew with a big hug and a smile. Having a shoot without Bago Bill on the set was unthinkable.

    My condolences to Mr. Maynard’s family and friends. His was a big life and will be remembered as such.

    Rest easy, Bago Bill. You’re the best.

    CJ

  9. Lou Chanatry
    November 10, 2015 5:41 pm

    I echo what CJ said. Adios Bago Bill!

  10. Sabrina Jackson
    November 11, 2015 9:34 am

    Rest in peace. We had some good times on many film shoots together.

  11. Leshia and Tim Bess
    November 11, 2015 11:00 am

    Bill was a fine man. It was always fun to work with him, and we appreciate his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Love,
    Tim and Leshia Bess

  12. Thomas Morrison
    November 18, 2015 7:16 pm

    Rest easy Bago Bill. Always loved sharing time with you on the set of so many shoots. Comfort and prayers to all your family and friends.

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