Gerald Maxwell, 88

Gerald Lee Maxwell 88, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted a week ago.He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Fort Wayne, a son of Franklin and Ethel (Leath) Maxwell. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Maxwell of Columbia City.The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Union Township Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.