Max L. Johnson (76) of Maryville, TN went home to be with our Lord on October 25, 2020. Max was born in Baldwyn, Mississippi, but spent much of his working life as a car dealer in Beach Park, Illinois until retiring to Tennessee. He was a proud U.S. military veteran, father, brother, son, and friend to everyone. Max attended River Oaks Community Church in Maryville where his son-in-law is the Senior Pastor. He was known for being jovial and generous and never meeting a stranger.
A celebration of Max's life will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Kesler Funeral Home - Baldwyn Chapel. There will be a graveside service at Kirkville Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.
Max is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty, and two children; Rodney Johnson and Christi Kawa (Chris); grandchildren, Tiffanie King (Nate), Rodney Johnson II (Elaina), Savannah, Max, Jack, Samuel, Luke and Ben Kawa; great-grandchildren, Able, Addie and Emmaline Blu; sister, Nita; brothers, Elton, Andy, and Gerald and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Max was preceded in death by his parents; Travis and Jewell Johnson and brothers; Elmer, Billy and Jack.
Pallbearers are; Rodney Johnson, Andy Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Jack Kawa, Max Kawa, Sam Kawa and Rod Johnson.
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