Max Leroy Anderson was born to the Rev. L.C. “Pete” and Opal Anderson in Blackwell on June 15, 1938. He passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the age of 79, at the hospital in Mt. Dora, Fla. and had been in ill health for the last several months.
He is survived by his three children, Doug Capshaw (aka Darren Anderson), Kevin Max (Kim) Anderson, of Ponca City and Lacie Anderson, of Grand Island, Fla. and a sister, Janet Haymaker, of Ponca City. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Devin Anderson and Holly Anderson and his nephew, Tim (Lesa) Haymaker, of Kaw City.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dan Roy Anderson and his parents.
He graduated from Blackwell High School in 1955. He served in the United States Army for two years and was stationed in Germany. While he was in Germany he visited Spain and France.
He came back to Blackwell and worked as a meat cutter for Safeway and for Humpty Dumpty in Ponca City. He also worked for many years at the Blackwell Post Office. He moved to Florida in 1987 and went to work for the United States Post Office in Leesburg and Grand Island, Fla., offices until his retirement.
He was an active member of the Community Chapel Church of God in Mt. Dora, Fla. He also previously had served as the associate pastor of Lake County Church in Florida. He devoted much of his time to serving the Lord. He referred to himself as a “Fire Breathing Preacher.”
A memorial service was held at Community Chapel Church of God, Mount Dora, Fla., on June 28.
He was buried in Blackwell Cemetery.