John Lee Maxcy, Sr born March 11, 1953 in Florence, AL passed away peacefully on June 1, 2023. Lee was the son of Edna Lee and Preboline Sullivan Maxcy both of Nashville. Lee was preceded in death by his sister Janie Maxcy Wells. Family was a source of joy, pride and happiness for Lee. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Sarah Keith DeMoss, son John Lee Maxcy, Jr. (Emily) children Chappell Rose, John Rollins and Ensley Gene, all of Oxford, MS. Daughter Sarah “Liza” Maxcy Crosby (Evan) children Hudson Keith and Lucy Elizabeth, son Preston Malone (Lindsey) son Jack Benjamin all of Nashville, as well as many nieces and nephews. Lee’s career in entertainment began in 1973 as social chairman of the SAE fraternity at UT in Knoxville. For the next decade Lee worked with several companies (Armstrong Agency, Southeastern Attractions, Crescent Moon) and managed several bands (The Tams, The Impressions, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose). In 1988 Lee co-founded Prime Source Entertainment, which merged with East Coast entertainment in 2022. A memorial service will be held at Saint George’s Episcopal Church (4715 Harding Pike) on Friday, June 16th at 1:30. A Celebration of life will be held at their home from 4-6 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Saint George’s Episcopal Church, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (230 East Ohio Street Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60611) or the American Cancer Society/Melanoma research.
Nashville Cremation Center is honored to be entrusted with handling Mr. Maxcy's arrangements. Please visit his tribute page to leave a thoughtful note for the family.