OBITUARY

William Maxwell "Max" Puckett

Born March 18, 1982

Max was born March 18, 1982 in Sturgis, MI and moved to Auburn, CA as a toddler. He attended Bowman Elementary School, graduated from Placer High School in 2000 and received his B.S. degree from Sacramento State University. He completed his college internship as a staff reporter for the Auburn Journal, a business his late grandfather B.W. Cassidy co-owned and published for many years. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of three. Max fought the good fight during his short life to beat cancer and meet the challenges of the side effects of the treatment. He was much loved by his mother Kelly Cassidy Richardson and husband Peter Hacker of Auburn, father Robert Puckett, Jr. and wife Suzi of Sturgis, MI, grandparents Dr. Robert Puckett, Sr. and wife Jean of Sturgis, MI, sister Amy Savacool and family, Michael, Anna and Robby of San Diego, and sister Anne Puckett of Sutter Creek, CA. He also leaves behind his special Aunt Laurie Cassidy and Uncle Erik Ebert of Meadow Vista, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will miss him greatly. Max was killed in a motorcycle accident October 29, 2013, in Sacramento, CA. He was a loyal and compassionate friend to so many. Remembrances may be made to the Placer Community Foundation, P.O. Box 9207, Auburn, CA 95603, to be donated to a charity close to Max’s heart. God speed to a dear and wonderful man. A memorial service will be held at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, Wednesday, November 6th at 2pm. We welcome Max’s friends, acquaintances and the many Auburn friends. It will mean so much. Please sign the online guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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William Maxwell "Max" Puckett

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October 16, 2017

I have been reading these beautiful and memorable notes from so many for the first time since Max's accident. It's overwhelming and a deeply gratifying experience. My son was the strongest, most gentle man I have known. Your lovely posts are proof of a warm, gentle and kind person that he became. I believe your posts show understanding of him to the highest degree. It's so beautiful for his mother to read. I thank Max for the man that he became. He did over come many health issues at an early age. He showed compassion and caring from that early age of 4. We were lucky to have him in our lives. I remember him daily in my life's mantra of love, giving and compassion. You are all remembered as well. Thank you for your deep love of a life well lived.

Susan Haynes

December 1, 2013

Dear Kelly and Peter,
I cannot tell you how deeply saddened I was when Peter called to give me the news a few days ago, and it seems to be an unbelievable loss. Having known Peter for nearly 40 years, and lived through his sons' deaths with him, I was shocked that your mutual newfound love and happiness would be shattered by this tragedy. Max was so charming at your wedding, and radiated such a peaceful, tranquil soul. He is now an angel, and I hope you both feel his spirit watching over you.
[Our entry appeared previously, but without our names.)
~Susan Haynes & Robert Borson, Birmingham, Alabama

Monica

November 30, 2013

My condolence to your family. May the "God of comfort" (1st Cor. 1:3) continue to provide strength, endurance, and comfort to your family during your time of grief and sorrow.

November 26, 2013

Dear Kelly and Peter,
I cannot tell you how deeply saddened I was when Peter called to give me the news a few days ago, and it seems to be an unbelievable loss. Having known Peter for nearly 40 years, and lived through his sons' deaths with him, I was shocked that your mutual newfound love and happiness would be shattered by this tragedy. Max was so charming at your wedding, and radiated such a peaceful, tranquil soul. He is now an angel, and I hope you both feel his spirit watching over you.

Susan Jones

November 22, 2013

Please accept my condolences for your loss. I can only imagine if Jesus were here today, he would be weeping with you, as he did when he lost his friend, Lazarus. What a happy moment it must have been when they were reunited! Your day will come! - John 11

Christie Jane Kesseler

November 14, 2013

Hi Kelly-
I just read about your beautiful little boy Max that you brought back from the brink with his cancer so he could find his way in life.It sounds like he fondly affected many in his short life, my heart breaks for you on the loss of your son. Anything, absolutely anything I can do for you, please call anytime.

Susan McNabb

November 13, 2013

Dearest Kelly and Bob, I just found out today, via my daughter Brianna, about the accident, and death, of your dear Max. I have not seen him since he was first born. But, I DO remember him, and all of you. So many years spent together, in our younger lives...I was so shocked, and deeply saddened, tonight, when I found out. I cried, too. There are no words that will comfort you. This, I know. But, I do want you ALL to know that I remember, and I CARE. I always have, although, silently. GOD bless Max, in heaven. And, all of the Cassidy/Puckett family. Susan McNabb susansgardens@hotmail.com

Robert

November 12, 2013

My condolences to the family, may you find peace and comfort in God's promise. (24:15)

Suzie moore

November 9, 2013

Thinking of you Kelly at this sad time.

Jahari Sai

November 8, 2013

Max, was a very special human being! I could sense it the moment we first met. We always had a electric conversation full of spark and inspiration. I recently gave him my CD, and he was very excite to hear it. We would talk at length about all sorts of life events, gentled natured and compassionate and patient. He was a angel on earth. I am saddened that he lost his life so tragically, but he fought for it so corageously by overcoming the cancer and many things that affect us all on a daily basis, however he was the shine in the world that will always be present by those who lives he touched. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Peace Max!!!

Jahari Sai