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 www.memorialdesigners.net, 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.