Freddie Joe Maxey

November 21, 1941October 17, 2021
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Freddie Joe Maxey, age 79, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Freddie was born November 21, 1941 in Memphis, TN. He was a graduate of Bartlett High School class of 1960 and received track scholarship offers from Wake Forest and Memphis State. Freddie started his career with the Memphis Police Department in 1965 until his retirement as Captain in 1990. During his career with the MPD he received The Police Officer of the Year, presented by the Civitan Club in 1977, and Police Officer of the Year 1980, by the Memphis Shelby County Optimist Club. After his retirement he began a career with American General Life Insurance where he was a Sales Manager and he received the National Leadership Conference and President's Trophy Award. Freddie also worked at Harrah's Casino as Lead Security Supervisor. He was a member of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church (formerly Raleigh Baptist Church).

He was preceded in death by his parents, G.B. and Bonnie Maxey, one brother, Clayton "Toby" Maxey, two sisters, Sandra Rue and Barbara Keats. Freddie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Maxey, four children, Kevin Maxey, Scott Maxey, Ann Marie Hatley, Todd Maxey, four grandchildren, Peyton Maxey, Brittney Maxey, Rachel Hatley (Seth), Jacob Hatley, and one great grandson, Elijah Horton. He also leaves his brother Gary Bruce Maxey (Ellen) and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12pm until service time at 2pm, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133.

Freddie loved spending time at the "Maxey Mobile Mansion" in Heber Springs, AR, located a field away from the Little Red River where he fly fished. He was very athletic, loved to run and coached track, football, baseball and basketball for Raleigh Baptist Church and Shelby Youth Sports for many years. Freddie never met a stranger and loved to help others in need.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Bartlett Hills Baptist Church or charity of the donor's choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Maxey family.


  • G.B. and Bonnie Maxey, Parents (deceased)
  • Clayton "Toby" Maxey, Brother (deceased)
  • Sandra Rue and Barbara Keats, Sisters (deceased)
  • Marie Maxey, Wife of 59 years
  • Kevin Maxey, Scott Maxey, Ann Marie Hatley, Todd Maxey, Children
  • Peyton Maxey, Brittney Maxey, Rachel Hatley (Seth), Jacob Hatley, Granchildren
  • Elijah Horton, Great - Grandson
  • Gary Bruce Maxey (Ellen), Brother
  • He also leaves a host of loving nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • Bartlett Hills Baptist Church


  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 21, 2021


Freddie Joe Maxey

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bill mccasland

October 25, 2021

I am sorry to hear that Mr. Maxey passed away. I lived across the street from them for many years in Raleigh before they moved to Bartlett. I went to school with Kevin and Scott. I absolutely loved Mr. Maxey , he was a man who I know loved GOD.

The Maxey family are in my prayers

Bill Mccasland

Paula Morris

October 22, 2021

Kenny and Lucrecia Payne along with Bob and Paula Morris of our great neighborhood were saddened to hear of Maxey’s passing. We have known your family for years and always enjoyed spending time with you at neighborhood functions and talking with him on his neighborhood walks. He was one of a kind. Always concerned about everyone else. Always had a great, positive attitude about life. Always loved to talk about his precious Marie and his kids. Always enjoyed talking about his vacation mansion and the good times he had there. The neighborhood is a better place because of him and he will truly be missed. He was taken from us too soon, but God certainly can use his talents in Heaven. We will see him again, and in the meantime, his memory will live in us forever.

Larry & Angela Harmon

October 20, 2021

Fly high Mr. Maxey! You've been a special part of our lives for many years and we will miss you so much! Please look after Mrs. Maxey and the children/grandchildren. We know you health has been restored and we are joyful for that! Love you now and forever!

Mark Landry

October 20, 2021

I have known Marie for 25 years. I was always enamored with the relationship that she and Freddie shared. Truly a one-of-a-kind pairing, a match made in Heaven. To know two people that are so in love is truly a blessing in life and sets an example for the rest of us to strive for in order to make our relationships more fulfilling.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
– Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Robert Moore

October 20, 2021

I have wonderful memories of being around Mr. Maxey at church and playing ball on many teams coached by Mr. Maxey and my dad. Mr. Maxey was a great man. The family will be in my prayers.

Andy and Phyllis Penny

October 19, 2021

Andy and I have enjoyed for many years the friendship and joy, love of knowing Freddie. Andy loved him dearly. They would always joke and kid each other and laugh and talk about wrestling. I enjoyed my visits with Freddie and Marie and have coffee and whatever dessert she would have. We totally enjoyed spending Christmas with them and their family. There is a huge hole in our hearts that can’t be filled for you Freddie and I know our neighborhood will never be the same without you!!!!

We love and miss you Freddie!!!!!