Rinehart, Marshall Hall "Butter" (Niota)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Marshall Rinehart
Marshall Rinehart

Marshall Hall “Butter” Rinehart, 65, a resident of Niota, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, after a battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Athens, Tn. on Nov. 10, 1951, and was of the Methodist faith. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and remodeling homes. 

He was preceded in death by his grandson in 2008, Nikko Mack, his sister in 2009, Connie Rinehart Oran, father, Dock Whit (Sandy) Rinehart Jr., brother, Ronnie Rinehart, grandparents, Tom and Velma Newman and Dock and Elva Rinehart Sr., several aunts and uncles, and his best friend from Decatur, Tn., Ed Lillard.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory the love of his life his daughter Amy Rinehart Mack and her husband Mike, granddaughter Cesily Cox Borba (Luke), great grandchildren Layna and Liam Cox Borba, mother Juanita Newman Rinehart, brother Melvin Rinehart, sister Judy “Sis” Bivens and Sandra D’Atri, several nieces, nephews and friends and special friend Ross “Dog” Wilson. 

A memorial service celebrating his life is planned for Friday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home at 400 S. White Street in Athens, Tn., with the Reverend Carlos Peterson officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. 

The family would like Dr. Johnnie Carter, Hospice of Chattanooga and a special thanks to nurses Stephen, Felicia and Terri the social worker.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Butter and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.

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



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