John F. Hassell Jr., 65, a resident of Madisonville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital.

He was born in Highpoint, North Carolina, a son of the late John and Armanda Hassell. John moved to Athens, Tennessee, in 1998 and later relocated to Madisonville.

He was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church. John was a member of the Kiwanis and was active in the American Cancer Society and many other community organizations in both McMinn and Monroe counties.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 41 years, Peggy Hassell;

Daughter and son-in-law, Meghan Hassell Nico and Logan Nico;

Stepson, Greg Walker;

Three grandchildren, John Beckett Nico, Jalen Walker and Jansen Walker;

Two sisters, Norma Stephens and Nancy Wilkins;

Numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.

There were no public services in honor of his wishes. You are encouraged to share a memory of John and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.