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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Max Barnett

Max Franklin Barnett

Saturday, May 5th, 1945 - Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Max Franklin Barnett passed in peace on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 74. Born on May 5, 1945, in Spring City, Tennessee to the late Rosa L. Barnett. Max was President/Owner of Barnett Water Systems in Athens, Georgia specializing in wastewater irrigation. He served as President of the Georgia Irrigation Association, the State of Georgia Water Council, as well as Commodore of the Athens Boat Club in Dawsonville, Georgia. His main purpose in life was the love for his family, protecting those he loved, and passing knowledge to those he was around leaving a substantial legacy of his journey. Survivors that will rejoice in his triumphant return to his Heavenly Father include his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy Taylor Barnett; son, Gregory Marc (Merrie) Barnett; and daughters, Vanessa Love (Ron) Wilson, and Jyl Cheree Gryder; brother, Rex Stephen Barnett; grandchildren Miller Barnett, Mason Barnett, Andy Barnett, Katheryne Wilson, Lindsey (Tiffany) Wilson, Mallory Wilson, Michael Gryder, and David Gryder; Great Grandchildren, Mia Wilson, Brody Brown and Gunner Brown; Niece and Nephews, Davis Rogers, Janet Partain Rogers, Jeff Robbins, William Bucky Taylor, Taylor Rogers and Holly Rogers.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at McMinn Memory Gardens in Athens, Tennessee with Rev. Randall Bates officiating.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
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    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    McMinn Memory Gardens
    Old Etowah Road
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    A graveside service will be conducted, 11:00 am, Tuesday at McMinn Memory Gardens,
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    McMinn Memory Gardens
    Old Etowah Road
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Following the graveside service.


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Vickie Ballew

Posted at 09:06pm
Wonderful memories of Max and Nancy. I would babysit for Vanessa and Greg oh, I know they don't remember. But Max and Nancy were our wonderful neighbors on Berger court and such great Friends. We were all sad when they let they moved, but I was privilege to be able to visit them in Georgia and got to see my first ever dirt track car racing, what fun. Max really enjoy life and was always very kind and I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences to Nancy, Vanessa and Greg and all of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Terry Scarbrough

Posted at 03:19pm
Condolences to the entire family, especially to my dear cousin, Nancy.

Terry Scarbrough

Houston , Texas

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