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Max Wayne Burgess

April 29, 1945 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 76)


Max Wayne Burgess, age 76, of Athens passed away Tuesday November 9, 2021, at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Max was a native of Meigs County and long time resident of McMinn.  He was the son of the late Gilbert “Gib” and Geneva Kennedy Burgess.  He was also preceded in death by brother Charles Burgess and sister Betty Faye Burgess.

Max was of the Baptist faith and veteran of the United States Army.  He retired from BellSouth after 38 years. 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Christine Combs Burgess of Athens;

Sons; Sean Burgess of Athens, and Jason and wife Helena of Riceville;

Sister; Francis Mattson and husband Dairl of Georgetown;

Grandchildren; Ashley Burgess, Kayla Hall and Kayley Burgess;

Great-Grandchildren Rupert Hall, Arlo Hall and Burgess Lee;

Several Nieces and Nephews.

There will be no formal services.

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