Tony Edward Maynard of Maryville, born June 2, 1937, passed peacefully at home on February 8, 2021; he was 83. Tony was married to his devoted wife, Janice Wright Maynard, for nearly 63 years. He was a determined and passionate man. Driven to provide for his entire extended family, Tony was an USMC vet, a retiree of Oak Ridge National Labs, an avid outdoorsman, anda jack-of-all-trades. He was an excellent conversationalist and enjoyed the company of anyone that would listen to his tales even at the end. He was known to collect many neighborhood children for various outdoor activities to share his love of his beloved Smoky Mountains. Later in life, he was known as Papaw to many people not just his grandchildren. His door was always open, and this will be one of his greatest legacies. Tony was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Ellen Maynard, siblings Brenda and Tommy Maynard, granddaughter Mary-Todd French, and granddaughter-in-law Maria Hicks. He is survived by his loving wife Janice, daughters Tina French (Rob) of Cumberland, VA, and Patti Dunn (Jamie), grandsons Derrick Hicks, Ryan Hicks (Kayla), Chase Worley, all of Maryville, John Worley (Christie) of Snow Camp, NC, granddaughter Sarah-Jane French of Lubbock, TX, and great-granddaughters Madison, Hailey, and Emily Hicks also of Maryville. He is also survived by family and special friends Bill, Barbara, Tommy, and Tim Leonard, Janie Cable, Shirlynn Stewart, Betty McKenzie, and many brothers and sisters-in-law, and many special nephews and nieces. Family was an important tenet of Tony’s life, and he will be missed by so many people that he touched. At this time, no services have been planned. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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