Max Eugene Sears

May 5, 1933June 7, 2019

Max Eugene Sears, born on May 5, 1933, passed away on June 7, 2019 at 86 years of age. God has called him home. Mentor, Counselor, Role Model, Husband, Father and Friend. He will be sorely missed by many. Max to the world, Gene to his family, met the love of his life at age 15 at Beaumont High School. They married when he was 21 while on leave from the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. After discharge, Max went to Lamar University, while supported by his wife, Lynne, and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Max worked for Jefferson Chemical many years having many assignments including Plant Manager at three different sites, including one in Wales, U.K. His door was always open to anyone and he routinely visited everyone at the site. He was well known and well-liked by many. After retirement in 1988 he taught at Lamar University at the Technology Center for several years. He and Lynne built a home in the Conroe area near friends and became Founding Members of the Living Way United Methodist Church in Conroe. He was preceded in death by his parents Erma and Carl Sears, his uncle Dick Martin, his sister-in-law, Kitty Sears, his son-in-law Tom Durham, his Nephew-in-law, Randy Evans and his great niece, Emily Sears. He is survived by his loving wife Lynne of 64 years, daughter Terri Vander Pol and husband Dale and granddaughter Robin, daughter Diana Durham, grandson JT Durham and granddaughter Cathryn Martin and husband Stephen and great granddaughter Makayla; brother Wayne Sears, niece Debby Evans and her children and grandchildren and nephew Tracy Sears and wife Cyndy and their children and grandchildren; sister Betty Heacker and husband Rudy Miller and niece Betsy Conner and husband Wesley and their children, Ben Heacker and wife Shelly and their children, niece Amy Morse and husband Rick and their children; and aunts, uncles and many cousins of the Martin clan. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00am at Living Way United Methodist Church (17555 TX-242, Conroe, TX, 77302). Burial will follow in Garden Park Cemetery at 1:00pm. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


  • Lynne Sears, Loving wife of 64 years
  • Terri and husband Dale Vander Pol, Daughter
  • Robin Vander Pol, Granddaughter
  • Diana Durham, Daughter
  • JT Durham, Grandson
  • Cathryn and husband Stephen Martin, Granddaughter
  • Makayla Martin, Great Granddaughter
  • Wayne Sears, Brother
  • Debby Evans and her children and grandchildren, Niece
  • Tracy and wife Cyndy Sears and their children and grandchildren, Nephew
  • Betty Heacker and husband Rudy Miller, Sister
  • Betsy and husband Wesley Conner and their children, Niece
  • Ben and wife Shelly Heacker and their children, Nephew
  • Amy and husband Rick Morse and their children, Niece
  • Max Sears also leaves behind Aunts, Uncles and many cousins of the Martin clan to cherish his memories.

  • JT Durham
  • Stephen Martin
  • Nate Posey
  • Tracy Sears
  • Charles Sechrengost
  • Dale Vander Pol


18 June


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cashner Funeral Home

801 Teas Road
Conroe, Texas 77303

19 June

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Living Way Methodist Church

17555 Highway 242
Conroe, Texas 77302


Max Eugene Sears

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