Max L. Edwards
December 26, 1930 – March 18, 2020
Max Lynn Edwards was born December 26, 1930 in Temple, Oklahoma to Homer and Henrietta Edwards. He passed away March 18, 2020 at the age of 89 in Bossier City, Louisiana. A graveside service for immediate family members will be held at Centuries Memorial Park in Shreveport. Dr. Pat Day, Max’s long time friend and pastor will officiate. The family regrettably cannot invite Max’s many friends due to the current pandemic. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Max was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Shreveport for 59 years. He served on and chaired many church committees. He and his wife Joyce were long-time members of the Co-Wed Sunday School Class. The youngest of five children, Max graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1952 with a BS in agronomy. He then served in the United States Air Force meeting his wife, Joyce Jessee who was from Pittsburgh, PA. They married in 1953 and moved to Lafayette, LA where their first child Pat was born. They then moved to Jackson, MS to work with Max’s oldest brother G.L. and had two more children, Lyn and Russell. After moving to Shreveport their fourth child, G.L. was born in 1961. Max’s beginnings were humble. Working out of his back yard on Old Mooringsport Road, he became a pioneer in the herbicide application industry. He founded SprayMAX Inc. (now Edko LLC) and Chem-Air Inc. These companies started Red River Specialties, Inc. Max was a pilot for many years as well. Max was predeceased by his parents, his wife Joyce, his brothers G.L. and H.C., his sister Corene Groves and his second wife Molly. He is survived by his brother K.D., his daughters Pat Vasko (Mike) of Benton, LA, Lyn Blount (Jeb) of Longview, TX, and his sons Russell (Peetie) of Jacksonville, TX, G.L. (Lisa) of Monroe, LA, three step-daughters, twelve grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Max was an affable, kind gentleman who loved his family and friends and could find humor in almost any situation. He loved to fish, especially with his annual gathering of friends at Toledo Bend. If more people were like Max the world would be a better place. Pallbearers are John Blount, Grant Edwards, Ben Edwards and Jeremy Gilbert. Honorary Pallbearers are Kyle Ward, Sandero Inguscio. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at centuriesmemorialfh.com for the Edwards family. Donations in memory of Max may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Shreveport in lieu of flowers.
- K.D. Edwards, Brother
- Pat Vasko (Mike), Daughter
- Lyn Blount (Jeb), Daughter
- Russell Edwards (Peetie), Son
- G.L. Edwards (Lisa), Son
- Homer Edwards, Father (deceased)
- Henrietta Edwards, Mother (deceased)
- Joyce Jessee Edwards, Wife (deceased)
- G.L. Edwards, Brother (deceased)
- H.C. Edwards, Brother (deceased)
- Corene Groves, Sister (deceased)
- Molly Edwards, Second Wife (deceased)
- Max is also surivived by three step-daughters, twelve grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
- John Blount, Pallbearer
- Grant Edwards, Pallbearer
- Ben Edwards , Pallbearer
- Jeremy Gilbert, Pallbearer
- Kyle Ward, Honorary Pallbearer
- Sandero Inguscio, Honorary Pallbearer
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Max L. Edwards
March 24, 2020
My sister Pat and I met Mr Max about a year ago at the Blake. We instantly fell in love with him. He was our kind of guy. He would come sing with us on Thursday afternoons and was so funny. We will miss him so much. Prayers for his family.
Amy Brossette Odom
March 21, 2020
Pat, Lynn, Russell and G.L., I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s death. He was a dear man and a loyal friend to all who knew him. I have so many fond memories of your parents at CoWed events, especially times at Caney Lake. May the treasured memories, shared laughs, and cherished moments surround you with comfort in the challenging days ahead. Love and hugs to you all!
March 21, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear about Max’s passing. He was a good man. My sisters and I were lucky to have him in our lives. He was a fun and generous stepdad. He and my mother, Molly, were lucky to find each other after their first loves had passed on. Prayers to his children and grandchildren.