Welcome to the memorial page for

Max L. "Sonny" Ezell

August 10, 1936 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 81)

Max L. "Sonny" Ezell, age 81, of Loretto, TN passed away peacefully Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN after a short illness.  Up until the end, his self-drive, humor and positive attitude remained - stories shared, funnies made and love abounding.  

Max set the standard on working hard and had many achievements in his life.  He graduated from Loretto High School in 1954.  He served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 146.  He was a member of the Iron Workers Local 492 and retired at the age of 62.  Max had an extraordinary coaching career that spanned more than 40 years.  His ministry was thru the game of baseball.  He touched many young lives as he taught youths how to be winners and how to accept defeat.  Max enjoyed most all competitive activities and games; however, playing cards was at the top of the list.  Most would say he was one of the best card players they ever knew.

Max was preceded in death by his generous and loving parents, Ernest and Florence Ezell; his dearest older sister, June Augustin; and his beloved and selfless wife, Audrey Ezell.

He is survived by his three children:  son, Danny Ezell and wife Pam of Murfreesboro, TN; daughters, Dedra Ezell of Loretto, TN and Sabrina Arnold and husband Pete of Loretto, TN.  Three grandchildren:  Jessica Petree and husband David of Murfreesboro, TN; Mitch Arnold of Loretto, TN and Landon Arnold of Loretto, TN.  Three precious great-grandchildren:  Chase, Mason and Audrey Petree and many caring relatives, in-laws, and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 05, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 06, 2018, with Gary Wayne Crosby officiating.  Interment will follow at Freemon Cemetery in Leoma, TN.  Family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN  37203.

We will forever remember and adore you.  We will work harder and stand taller knowing that you are watching over us.

We would like to thank all of those who cared for Max over the last three months.  


 Service Information

January 5, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Funeral Service
January 6, 2018

1:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

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