Max K Horrocks

May 28, 1935April 12, 2018

Max K. Horrocks, born May 28, 1935 in Ansted, West Virginia, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Myriam Horrocks.

Max was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Max served in the Army Reserve and spent his career with Delta Airlines, retiring after more than 30 years. Max and Myriam enjoyed their time together and traveling the world—Austria, Switzerland, and the Caribbean were some of their favorite trips. Max and Myriam loved being with all of their family and friends. Max was a sports enthusiast—he enjoyed golf, watching the Astros, Rockets, and most of all the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Max is survived by his son Steve Horrocks and wife Shelia; stepchildren Ivonne Villagra and husband Pablo, Arlene Seltzer and husband Steven, and Manuel V. Lafont, Jr.; grandchildren Lacie White and husband Bryce, Cristal Eberlan and husband Matthew, Jorge San Juan, Jr. and girlfriend Ashley Voigt, Ivette Koehn and husband Quint, Brandon Seltzer and fiancé Kellie Jones, Britney Dubin and husband Jared, Mia and Santi Lafont; great grandchildren Emma, Ralston, Brecklyn White, and Presleigh and Levi Eberlan. He is also survived by his brothers Joe and Fred Horrocks.

Max was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy Workman Horrocks and Aubrey Joseph Horrocks, his brother John Horrocks, and first wife Betty Newton Horrocks.

The family will receive friends at the visitation on Monday, April 16 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Westbury Church of Christ, 10424 Hillcroft St. Houston, TX 77096. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:00 am at Westbury Church of Christ. Burial services will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 pm at Forest Park Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77077. A reception will follow at 1:30 pm at Westbury Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Westbury Christian School.


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Reception Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Max K Horrocks

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April Horrocks-Cramer

April 15, 2018

Uncle Max is my Great Uncle. I only remember meeting him once, at my Grandmothers funeral in 1994. I was 17 years old. I remember him being one of the very few who was able to make me smile that weekend amid all of the sorrow. And of course, I know him through my Dad, Mike’s memories of him, and receiving a Christmas card each year from him and Aunt Miriam. My father is the son of his brother John; and wife Barbara. He is one of 7 children they share together. I have this picture from that time of Grandpa, all of his kids and Great grandma. I wanted to share with the family. There is another photo Of Great Grandmom and all of her sons taken around the same time. I do not have this on hand, but perhaps someone else does and would like to share.
I am very sorry for your loss. Loss is never easy, however with a family our size, support is endless. Please feel free to reach out to extended family, and know you are all in our prayers.

Joyce Jones

April 15, 2018

When I arrived at Delta Arline’s, Inc. Max Horrocks was among the first five or six people that I met. He and J.B. Nichols taught my Reservations Sales class. Max was an excellent teacher all around. He coined the name Jonesy for me and it stuck with me throughout my DL career. I still remember some of the DL stories he shared with my class. ...... Max was always fun and professional to be around.