Max Rogers Deel

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Max Rogers Deel passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Wolfforth United Methodist Church, Wolfforth, Texas. A tribute of Max’s life may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Max was born on October 30, 1935, to Noel Pete and Elrena Lee Deel in Roby, Texas.  He married his high school sweetheart, Wilda Brown, on May 21, 1954, at First Methodist Church in Roby. Max’s career took him from Levelland, Texas to Traverse City, Michigan, Odessa, Texas and back to Levelland, where he retired in 1994 from Amoco Production Company. After retirement, Max and Wilda moved to Kingsland, Texas and then to Lubbock in 2007.

Max served on the board of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, the Methodist Church Board of Trustees, as a past member of Methodist Men, Rotary Club and Lions Club. He loved his family and friends, music (especially gospel music), singing in the church choir, golfing and fishing. Max never met a stranger. 

Survivors include his wife, Wilda; children, Carla Brown of Lubbock, Bobby (Sue) Deel of Alma, Michigan, Belinda (Mark) Mobley of The Colony, Texas; grandchildren, Daniel Fuller (Bridgett Krienke), Megan (Nate) Covalt, Michael Deel (Ashley Baxter), Nikki Deel (Grant Reeves); great-grandchild, Ashley Fuller; sister, Barbara (Richard) Ochs; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Gerald Prather; and sister-in-law Susan Brown.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Elrena Deel; brothers, W. S. (Hazel) Deel, Ellis (Helen) Deel; nephew, Dennis Deel; son-in-law, Mack Brown; brother-in-law Billy Brown; and sister-in-law Mary Prather.

The family is grateful for your thoughts, prayers and love, to Rex Brook, Lloyd Stice, and to the caring staff at Garrison Geriatric and UMC.




The family of Max Deel would appreciate contributions to Wolfforth United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund, 102 Donald Preston Dr, Wolfforth, Texas 79382; Highland Lakes UMC, PO Box 1005, Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609.



8 thoughts on “Max Rogers Deel”

  1. God has taken Uncle Max to his resting place so that he is no longer suffering from his worldly ailments. His heart, mind and soul will Rest In Peace as he always made any person he met feel as if they were the center of his world. We love you and all his family, may you all be at peace.

  2. Ray and Shirley Jordan

    Remembering Max: A finer man we have never known; so helpful, so genuinely friendly. His life embraced all he knew, as he shared his time, his talents, his family and his dreams. A truer friend we’ve never known. We have missed him ever since he and Wilda relocated. He will be sorely missed by all he knew. We will treasure all the moments we were together. A remarkable, loving man. We are so glad you came into our lives. You were always “our kind of people”!

  3. We are sorry for your loss. We are praying for you Carla and all your family for comfort and peace. Heaven is sweeter now.
    Love, Jerri

  4. Rest in peace, Max. You were and are the best. Wilda, Carla, Bobby and Belinda know that he is watching over you.

  5. Dear Wilda & family, I was sorry to hear of Max’s passing. You know he will always be remembered at HLUMC. He was a wonderful part of our church choir and church family. Enjoyed him so much, as well as you. My prayers are with you all. God Bless.

  6. My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  7. Danny and Sherry Alexander

    You all continue to be in our prayers for God’s sweet comfort to rest on your hearts in this time. No doubts, you were given God’s very best in a husband and father. Many sweet memories from spending the night in your home, as love and joy was always there. Will never forget Max’s smile, as I honestly never saw him without a smile. He was a truly wonderful man. May God shower you with His peace.

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