Max Whinrey Summers, Sr.

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“Pat, I was so sorry to learn of Max's death so late. I certainly would have come to his memorial service last week if I had known of his passing. You...Read More »
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Max Whinrey Summers, Sr. passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 86. He was born in Halltown, Missouri on Route 66 on Saturday, July 29, 1933 to the late Loren E. and Mary L. Summers. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Max graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Agriculture. He then moved to New Orleans and started his career at the Wildlife and Fisheries as a Marine Biologist. Max served in the United States Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Max is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia E. Summers; son, Max W. Summers, Jr. (Angela); daughter, Kelly S. Huizar (Troy); grandchildren, Nicholas and Savannah Summers, and Brinna and J.D. Huizar; sister, Karen S. Grisham (Bill); nephews, Tony and Doug Grisham; brother-in-law, Joseph E. Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Friday, November 15, 2019 beginning at 1:00 PM until the funeral service begins at 3:00 PM.

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