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Max L Johnson

December 9, 1943 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 76)

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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.


October 28, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Baldwyn Chapel

Funeral Service

October 28, 2020

12:00 PM
Baldwyn Chapel

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  1. Kevin and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Johnson family. We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our great friend. We will cherish the memories we had of his kindness, generosity and love he showed to everyone. He was such a great man. We will always remember the times we had in Tennesse visiting him and Betty. He meant so much to us. He was such a family man. Rest in peace Max, we love you. Sending prayers for Betty and his great family. Kevin & Ruby Bogdala-Kenosha,Wi


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