Max Huey Stevens, Sr., 86, of Opelika, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, surrounded by family.

Born on April 3, 1936, in Murphy, NC to John H Stevens and Mamie Johnson Stevens. Max married Cora S. Smoot on November 26, 1960. Max joined the Marine Corps in 1953 and the Army in 1956. He served for 20 years, retiring in 1973. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War.

Max was a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika for 37 years.  He volunteered through My Jerusalem, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, GAs, Children’s Arts and Crafts, and he was an active community member. He loved to play golf, photography, woodworking, gardening, dancing, bird watching, his dog Peppy, and especially spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Cora, of 61 years and two children, Max Jr. (Kitty), and Susan Lee (Jeffery), his siblings, Elizabeth, Juanita, Larry, and Brenda, his grandchildren, Katie, Whitney, Kai, Alex, Karis, and Kacie, and his great grandchildren, Cooper, Kayden, Maverick, Leo, Gracie, Alivia, and Kyler.

The memorial service was held on Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Opelika.  In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donation be made to Samaritan’s Purse.


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