Max Eugene Belew, age 81, of Summertown returned into the Spirit of God from whence he came, on November 8, 2019 - at home, surrounded by his family.
Max was born on December 31, 1937 to Paulie and Bessie (Ketchum) Belew in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
Max was an accomplished carpenter, well known for his wood-working and finish carpentry skills. He helped with the rebuilding of the famed Rattle N Snap plantation home in Mt Pleasant in the late 1970s and also worked as a butcher at various times in his life. He ended his working career as the manager of the meat department at Piggly Wiggly in Columbia, TN.
Max accepted Jesus as his Savior in 1980 in the Church of God but soon realized he needed to know more of God in a personal relationship - and he did. Max loved sharing about God. His message to all is - if you don’t know Jesus, you are missing out on the most wonderful experience in this lifetime.
Max’s pride was his family - He and Edna (Gobble) married when he was 19 and their marriage lasted 62 1/2 years. Unto this marriage were born 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, all of whom cherish their “Pa”.
Max was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Paula (Scootie) Willoughby and Marie Brewer and a brother, Billy Belew - his partner in crime.
He is survived by his wife Edna (Gobble) Belew of Summertown, son Ricky (June) Belew of Summertown, daughters Cindy (Dub) Smith of Lawrenceburg and Patty (Scott) Franks of Summertown, sisters Shirley Berry, Peggy Belew, Sondra Phillips, brothers Clarence, Raymond, Pete and Ike Belew. Grandchildren Walt (Amy) Smith, Katie (Jason) Busby, Cory (Taryn) Franks, Emily Franks, Neylan Franks, Dylan Belew and Dalton Belew and 6 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons and Great-Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, November 09, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019, with Lanier Nail officiating. Interment will follow at Ethridge Masonic Cemetery in Ethridge, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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