Monty Max Maxwell, 78 of Waukegan, IL passed away on April 20, 2022, after a long and brave battle with lung cancer. He is preceded in death by his youngest son David Ray Maxwell.
He is survived by his sister Melba Cash of Dibble, OK and his children Tonya (Dale) Johnson of Sallisaw, OK, Mark (Kim) Maxwell of Fort Smith, AR, James (Jennie) Maxwell of Prospect, KY and Maggie (Jaime) Morales of Beach Park, IL. Grandfather to Jessie (Ricky), Nevaeh, Jarek, Annelee Whitworth, Shae, Cayson, Ellie, Selena Johnson, Erica (Nicholas), Shelby, Amelia Curry, Michael (Jessica), Chevelle, Brandy, Charlie Maxwell, Lacy Gillespie, Ryett Ryker and Olivia and Lydia Morales.
Early in his career, Max served in both the United States Air Force and Navy. He retired from the Navy shortly after his family relocated to Waukegan, IL. Following his military service, Max worked for Motorola as a technical writer and instructor. He dedicated his retirement to caring for his youngest daughter Maggie’s little girls. A doting grandfather, he loved teaching them about science and math and even volunteered at the girls’ preschool.
Max leaves behind countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Per his request, no public services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Lake County Community Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.