William Max Garren

March 27, 1945 - October 16, 2021

03/27/1945 - 10/16/2021

Past Services

Wednesday October 20, 2021
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Funeral Memorial Park
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

William Max Garren, 76 of Hendersonville, died Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Elizabeth House.  A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County he was a son of the late Curtis Odell Garren and Irma Garren.  He was a 1963 graduate of Hendersonville High School and served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  He was an electrician by trade.

A member of First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville, he enjoyed gardening, working on tractors, and was a member of the Kedron Masonic Lodge and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Surviving is his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Maryanne Garren; his daughters Maryanne “Minnie” Garren of Lexington, NC and Dr. Theresa Garren-Grubbs (Dr. Kyle Grubbs) of Elkton, South Dakota, who are both Daddy’s girls and the pride of his life.  His furry grandchildren Daisey, Amelia, Louie, Laura, Gertrude and Alfie; a brother Tom Garren (Daphne) of Cary, NC; and his cousin David Guice and his son Mickey.

A graveside service will be held at 11am on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Rev. Nathan Arledge will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Bruce Bachelor
1 year ago

I served with Max in Viet Nam and we hit it off right away. I have thought about him often and am truly sorry to learn of his death. We have lost a good man.

Sharon W Johnson
2 years ago

Maryanne, Minnie, & Theresa, We are very sorry to learn of Max’s death. It was just posted by our church. We remember his pleasant demeanor and love for his family. Please know we pray for your comfort and peace as you navigate being without Max. Much love to you, Sharon & Steve

Peggy Fletcher Anderson
2 years ago

Max was a classmate at HHS(1963). He was one of my favorite classmates and a true friend. I will be praying for the family in the days to come. Hold close to your heart the wonderful times you had as a family. Your faith in God will sustain you.

Patti Fredrick-Enloe
2 years ago

It was such a pleasure getting to know Mr.Garren and all of his family.
I really enjoyed caring for him at HHR.
I am so sorry for your loss as well as mine.
Very sincerely,
Patti Fredrick-Enloe CNA

Alton Connor
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your brother. My heart goes out to each of you as you walk this journey of grief.

Teresa H Rogers
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of the Passing of Max. Both of you have been such good friends to the Johnson Family including My Uncle Jack and My Mother Nancy J.Harrelson and we just want to let you know that you and the girls are in our prayers. Bless you all during this time!