Maxine Bowling Birchfield

Maxine Bowling Birchfield

Maxine Bowling Birchfield

May 25, 2019

Date of Service: May 29, 2019

Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane


Maxine Bowling Birchfield, age 89, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Harlan, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Viola Douglas Bowling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy L. Birchfield; a sister, Margaret Catolla; brothers, James Bowling and Henry Bowling; and a grandson, Blair Birchfield.

Maxine was a faithful member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church where she joined on September 6, 1970. She was a former Sunday school teacher, nursery worker and enjoyed singing in the choir. Maxine loved gardening, cooking, canning, traveling, sightseeing and fishing; but her ultimate joy came in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memories include two daughters, Barbara Estep (Glen) of Johnson City and Brenda Rojas (John) of Corpus Christi, TX; three sons, Billy L. Birchfield, Jr. of Elizabethton; Kenneth Birchfield (Pam) of Bristol, VA and Dave Birchfield of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Patty Birchfield, Bobby Birchfield, Crystal Witt (CJ), Billy Birchfield (Miranda), Chasity O’Quinn (Andy), Paula Rojas, Michael Rojas (Matilda) and John Rojas (Christina); ten great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Veronica, Jack, Grant, Piper, Zoey, Aubree, Michael, Marcus, and Alex; two great-great-grandchildren, Andrew and Audrey.

A service to honor the life of Maxine Bowling Birchfield will be conducted at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Mark Fowler and Pastor Bobby Stout officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30 am prior to the service in the chapel.

The graveside service will follow the funeral at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Michael Rojas, Billy Birchfield, CJ Witt, Alex Rojas, Michael Rojas, Jr. and Andy O’Quinn.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, Building Fund, 108 Pleasant Beach Road, Elizabethton, TN, 37643 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN, 37601.


Happy Valley Memorial Park