Max Murrow Brown, 80, of Eastpoint FL passed away after a very brief bout with acute leukemia on May 1, 2023. He is survived by his wife Deborah, son Mark Brown of Prattville AL, daughter Lisa Brown York (Paul) of College Station TX, grandson John York of Dallas TX, granddaughter Lauren York of Springfield MO, Deborah’s son John Boyles (Debra) of Many LA, grandsons Jacob and Noah Boyles of Houston TX, granddaughter Alizabeth Boyles of Many, LA, cousin Carol Braxton of Eastpoint, and many extended family and friends.
Max was born in Apalachicola FL in 1942 to Mack and Vennie Brown. As a youth he enjoyed swimming, spear fishing, football, basketball, baseball, and other activities with his cousins and friends. After relocating to Hialeah FL and graduating from high school, Max married Lois Cowan of Hialeah and moved to Gainesville to study engineering at the University of Florida. Earning electrical and agricultural engineering degrees, Max began work with the John Deere Corporation in Waterloo IA. After his first wife’s death in 1975, he married Judy Manore of Sanford. His 30-year career in engineering took him to the General Dynamics Corporation in Florida, Texas, and California. His engineering work included designing components for John Deere tractors, natural gas transport ships, and Air Force fighter jets. He eventually retired from the Lockheed-Martin Corporation in Texas in 1999. He married his wife, Deborah Bennett of Fort Worth, in August 1999, and they retired in Eastpoint.
In retirement he enjoyed serving at First Baptist Church of Eastpoint as music leader and later as an elder. He faithfully served in the church’s food ministry and with Habitat for Humanity for many years, helping local families in need in Jesus’ Name. He personally designed and constructed his own home in Eastpoint during retirement. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, elk hunting in Colorado, and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, his cousin Carol, and all his family and friends. Max will be remembered for many things including his kindness, love for Jesus and family, competence, his way of calmly explaining things and never raising his voice, and for taking family on memorable fishing trips in his boat around the Apalachicola Bay.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes you to send donations in memory to First Baptist Church of Eastpoint FL designated for children’s ministries or building upgrades.