Max Terrell Walters, age 64, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, after an extended battle with colon cancer. He had recently told his family and friends that he knew he was saved and he looked forward to being with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Max leaves behind a loving family who includes his wife, Brenda D. Walters, and his children, Max Terrell Walters, Jr., and Stacey W. Spiers (Bobby). He also leaves behind his mother, Sarah H. Walters and sisters Gladys Moffett (Tola) and Audrey Lott (Alfred, deceased). Max, also called "Paw Paw," will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Austin Drew Walters, Angelica Walters, Dustin Ball, Gabrielle Spiers, and Adam Spiers.Max was preceded in death by his father, C.V. Walters, Jr., and grandparents Beatrice Walters, Carey Walters, Walter Hickman, and Emma Hickman.
Max was born September 14, 1954, and lived his entire life in Perry County, Mississippi. He attended Jaice School until it closed and then transferred to Stone County Schools where he graduated in 1972. Max believed in working hard to provide for his family and was always gainfully employed. Early in his career, he worked on an off-shore oil rig, did a stint as a "rod buster," learned brick masonry from his father, and did the brick work for many homes. Later in his life, he enjoyed poultry and cattle farming. Max accepted the Lord at an early age and was a member of the original Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. He also attended Landmark Memorial Baptist Church and Leaf River Baptist Church, depending on whom he was accompanying to church. Max will be missed and fondly remembered by his many hunting and fishing buddies. Max was an avid fisherman, and just before his death, he was making traps for catching shrimp with which he would bait "trout lines". Max also enjoyed spinning "tall-tales" that involved his buddies and hunting and fishing escapades. He was a published author and has left several written stories. The funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th, with visitation from 9:00 to 11 :00 AM at Trinity Funeral Services in McHenry, followed by a brief service at graveside in the Crossroads Community Cemetery on East Bond Road. Trinity is honored to serve the Walters family in their time of need, and asks everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.