FOWLER – C. Max Williams, 92, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center with family and friends by his side.
He was born Nov. 21, 1917, to Fred and Jesse Mae (Watson) Williams in Hugoton.
He married Florence Marie Walters Feb. 2, 1941. She died in 1986.
He graduated from Dodge City High School and later attended Kansas State University.
After some time at college, he went to work for the B.F. Goodwrench Company in Wichita. The company transferred him to work at the Clinton, Mo. Max was a veteran and served in the Army during World War II as part of the 503rd Ordinance. After the war, hee owned and operated a John Deere dealership for several years. In 1956, the couple purchased a ranch in Meade County south of Fowler. He received many conservation and environmental awards for his stewardship.
He was a member of the Fowler Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Preedy, Fowler, Carol Kurilla, Excelsior, Minn., and Gayle Enloe and husband, Jim, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; three grandchildren, Shawn (Preedy) Meairs, Fowler, Ryan Kurilla, and wife, Andrea, Orona, Minn., and Shana (Preedy) Guttery and husband, Brice, Alton; and four great-grandchildren, Bailey Preedy, Cheyenne Meairs and Doak and Clay Guttery.
He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Clay E. Preedy; and one granddaughter, Tara Lynn Enloe.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fowler Christian Church with the Rev. Ken Pitzer presiding.
Burial will be at the Fowler Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary of Meade.
Memorials are suggested to the Fowler Christian Church and the Lone Tree Retirement Center of Meade.