Date of birth: 10 Feb 1950
Date of death: 15 Jul 2023
Max Earl Johnson,age 73, passed away on July 15,2023 at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Max was born February 10,1950 to Earl Andrew Johnson and Gladys Self Johnson in Lexington, Mississippi. He was a brother to five sisters and grew up working on a farm in Holmes County, MS.
He married his wife, Elaine Mc Millan, on July 14,1972 in Irving. Texas. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Max received his degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating, Max worked in the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers as a decorated civil servant for 42 years. Max was involved in various sports throughout his life and loved to play competitively. Though he loved sports, Max Chief past time passion was being an outdoorsman. This passion started in Mississippi and eventually lead to fishing and hunting all over America and around the globe.
In all of this , Max lived as a follower of Jesus Christ and enjoyed serving the church in various capacities including seasons of layman church leadership.
Max is survived by his wife, Elaine Johnson of Las Cruces, N.M., son Jason Earl Johnson and his wife, Sarah Smith Johnson of Austin,Texas, daughter Carrie Anne Garrett and her husband, Cody Ross Garrett of Albuquerque,N.M., as well as four grandchildren Nellie Jayne, Julien Max and Blaise Amari Garrett and Eli Johnson. Max is survived also by his sisters and their families: Ruby Nell Davis( Husband-Richard, children- Bruce Davis, Dawn Davis-Dees, Robert Davis, and Jennifer Davis), Earleen McBride ( husband Gary, children- Lori Bell, Brent McBride and Todd McBride), Gladys Marie Lewis ( children Wendy Lewis Grace and Sheri Lewis Burrell, Mary Parrish Elrod (husband- John Elrod, children- Randi Parrish Miller and Megan Dowdy)
Max is preceded in death by his parents, sister-Martha Jane Rigsby, and brother-in-law Dale Lewis.
Memorial services will be held for Max on July 24th in Lexington, MS. There will be a visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Mortimer-Southern Funeral Home followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. and a brief graveside service at Lexington Odd Fellows Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest near his mother and father.
Max Earl Johnson
Earl Andrew Johnson
Gladys Self Johnson
Earleen Johnson McBride
Gladys Marie Johnson Lewis
Ruby Nell Johnson Davis
Mary Parrish Johnson Elrod
Max Earl Johnson
Martha Jane Johnson Rigsby
Elaine McMillan Johnson
(m. 14 Jul 1972 — Irving, Dallas Co., TX)
Jason Earl Johnson
Carrie Anne Johnson Garrett
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