Barton Davidson Maxwell
April 30, 1957 – March 9, 2020
Barton Davidson (David) Maxwell, 62 passed away on March 09, 2020, He was of Presbyterian faith. Originally from Memphis TN, he moved to Knoxville, TN to attend the University Of TN where he received a BS in Botany. After graduating, he worked in botany research and quickly realized his true passion was in the construction field. As an industrious man, he shortly became the owner of a home improvement contracting business.
He was an incredible father, chef, sailor, wind surfer and Boy Scout. He could build the best fire, tie the strongest knot and lived life to the fullest. He was funny, intelligent, positive and lovable. Most of all he was hopeful. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved the sea. He enjoyed reading, camping, and hiking. In his college years he loved mountain climbing. One of his climbs was actually published and referred to as Maxwell's Crack. He had a great sense of humor and greatly influenced others with his enthusiasm. His sons picked up much of his same style. He loved life and he lived it well. He was a smart man and passed his knowledge onto the world. He brought light and knowledge to many lives. The world is a better place because of him. May we continue to pass on his love, hope and inspiration.
Proceeded in death by his parents, Martha Ellen Davidson Maxwell and Dr. John Rex Maxwell, of Memphis. Brothers Robert Scott Maxwell and John Rex Maxwell, Jr. He is survived by his sons Michael Davidson Maxwell of Knoxville, TN and Daniel Connery Maxwell of Starkville, MS, his brother Thomas Dean Maxwell of Memphis, TN including extended family and loved ones.
There will be no public service. On line condolences may be made at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Knoxville TN, Hodgkin Lymphoma- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), or a charity of your choice.