Max Franklin Battensby

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Max Franklin Battensby, 25, of Bainbridge, passed away Monday, May 22, 2023. 

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Family Worship Center with Pastor Johnny Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Wesley Gill, Cody Gill, Tyler Biggles, Jimmy Nix, J.J. Barwick, and T.J. Simpson serving as active pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Max Franklin Battensby was born May 7, 1998, in Brandon, Fla., the son of George and Angela Cowart Battensby. He was a graduate of Cornerstone High School, Class of 2014. Max was a millwright at Georgia Pacific and a member of Family Worship Center.

Max was always busy doing something; he was either working, hunting, or thinking about his next project. He tinkered on EVERYTHING. Go-carts and motorcycles fascinated him, and a little adjustment here and enhancement there certainly made for even more fun. Max had a way about him that made others happy. He loved spending time with family, and his happiest moments were times shared with his children.

Survivors include his fiancé, Brooke Wise; his children, Brantley and Braxson Wise; his parents, George & Angela Battensby; his siblings, Terry Edmondson, Tiffany & T.J. Simpson, Thomas Edmondson, Amy Battensby & J.J., and Dalton Battensby; his paternal grandmother, Debra Ann Lambrix of Lakeland, Fla.; and a large extended family. Max was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Battensby and Patsy Cowart Simmons; and his nephew, Brayden Cox.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)