Maxwell George Horkins, Jr.

Born in Nashville, TN on February 3, 1932

Departed on August 28, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Maxwell George Horkins, Jr. of Nashville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He was the son of the late Maxwell G. Horkins, Sr. of Toronto, Canada and Harriet Dillon Horkins of Nashville, TN.

He leaves behind his loving wife and soulmate of 63 years, JoAnn Neely Horkins; two daughters, Marchia Horkins May(Hal) and Harriet Horkins Scott(Ron); and one son, Maxwell G. Horkins III(Tina). Max also left behind five grandchildren, Benjamin Joseph May(Cory), Katherine May Anderson(Christian), Maxwell Pierce Horkins, John Perry Horkins(Megan), and George Peyton Horkins; and four great-grandchildren, Nathan and Claire Maxwell May, and John Anthony and Joseph Horkins.

Max was an avid sportsman, learning to play tennis at the age of 7 at his grandmother’s summer home. He attended Montgomery Bell Academy and Castle Heights Military Academy where he played tennis, football, and basketball. He received a sports scholarship to David Lipscomb College for basketball.

After College, Max spent 2 years serving his country in the Korean War. He later went on to marry JoAnn and began raising a family. He was an entrepreneur, a savvy business man who fought his way from the telephone poles to success as a real estate agent and a broker and as a hotel owner and broker.

Max and JoAnn attended West End Church of Christ, serving as a deacon and youth leader. He loved the Lord and lived a Godly life.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home in Nashville on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 3:00pm. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, September 1, from 1:00pm until the time of service. Burial will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the mission work at West End Church of Christ/Guatemala.

The address for donations is:

West End Church of Christ

3534 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-383-7450


2 Comments to Maxwell George Horkins, Jr.

  1. Jerry and Jennifer Shavers
    August 31, 2018 7:31 am

    We wish to express our condolences to all the family. We pray that you will be comforted by the memories of the times you shared with him.

  2. Douglas Stewart
    September 1, 2018 10:38 am

    Max was always a friendly source of blessing and encouragement. It was was a privilege to know him. He will be missed.

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