Douglas "Max" Brown

March 9, 1946May 15, 2018
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Max Brown, born Douglas Max Brown born March 9, 1946 to Douglas Ray Brown and Wanda Arlene Burk Walt. He passed away on May 15, 2018 at Oak lawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan from an extended illness. On July 10, 1976, he married Mary Ann Hobbs in Homer, Michigan; he was a devoted husband.

Max is survived by his wife Mary Brown; brother John (Lisa) Brown of OH; sisters Deloris Scherrer of MI, Marsha Brown of FL, Peggy Brown of FL, Gail Johnly of OH, Janice (Randy) Horner, KY; and many nieces and nephews. His parents, brothers Ronnie Brown of FL, Darrell Brown of KY and a sister Carol Brown of OH, preceded him in death.

Max lived all of his life in or near Albion. As a young man, he worked in several gas stations in Albion. At the age of 19, he opened his own Enco-Station in Albion; he also worked at Corning Glass and Brooks Foundry. He worked for Hayes Lemmerz in Homer for 24 years; he also was a Police Sargent in Homer for 7 years. He enjoyed motorcycles, racing his “Z-28 Express”, 69 Camaro in the 70’s, building and working on cars. He also enjoyed going to car shows with his “It’s kind of an orange color” 69 Camaro. He enjoyed Working around his home and yard, golfing with the people and hanging out in his garage with whoever was there.

He had many wonderful friends and always there to help when they needed it. Many will truly miss him.

For those who can attend the service and has a Classic Car or Motorcycle, please drive them to the Service; let us give Max an awesome send off!

Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224. Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 2 at 1:00PM at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Martin officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oaklawn Hospice, 122 High Street, Marshall, MI 49224

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  • Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 2, 2018

Douglas "Max" Brown

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Don Wright

May 22, 2018

I'm still dumfounded by Max's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Max's family, friends and neighbors...
Max was always a nice guy, had nice cars and fun to be around. The photos are a great tribute to Max and shows
a brief time lock on the various parts of his life...Rest In Peace Max, you are sadly missed....

Don & Carol (Foster) Wright
Palm Coast, Florida

Lynn Kreger

May 20, 2018

Hi Mary,
I've been texting Sue and she told me about Max's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. Del and I are now living in Florida. If you ever feel like a trip South, your always welcome at our home.
May God give you peace in this difficult time.
Hugs and prayers,
Lynn and Del Kreger

Mary Brown

May 18, 2018

Max was the best husband a girl could ask for. We shared 42 wonderful years together. I will miss him forever.

Peggy Nichols

May 18, 2018

The last four years have been very special between my brother Max and me. With our mother's failing health and with her passing in 2014 we could see the importance of family. Every week one of us would call the other and just share our week. The highs and the lows. Our conversation would start with my saying " Hi Big Brother" and then I would hear this little laugh which made me know he had a smile upon his face. In our childhood hearing the words " I Love You" was rare. Emotions weren't expressed, but in these last years Max and I would end our conversation by saying " I LOVE YOU" My last conversation with Max was on Monday May 14th as Mary Ann held the phone, so I could one last time say " I LOVE YOU BIG BROTHER" His lasts words to me was, I LOVE YOU. Thank You for being the Best Brother a Sister could ever ask for. Peggy Brown ( Nichols).

Connie Howe

May 18, 2018

So sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers
Connie Howe

Gary Wilbur

May 17, 2018

I remember Max and my dad hanging me by my belt on a hook on the back of his office door (as a timeout) in the Garage that Max owned in Albion. If I was good, I got a 5 cent coke out of his machine. Max would always kid me about it as he did just this last November when I saw him last. I remember one year, I must have been six, he got me a model-T model car for Christmas. He loved cars. Thanks Max for being part of my fond childhood memories. My heart and prayers go out to MaryAnn and his family.