August 29, 1939 – September 25, 2019
Max Harvey Leschber Jr.
Max Harvey Leschber Jr. , was called peacefully to Heaven on Sept 25, 2019, At the Taylor SPJST Senior Living Center. He was 80 yrs old. Max was born in Taylor on August 29, 1939 to Max & Allyne (Kieschnick) Leschber Sr. and grew up in the community of Thrall, Tx. Max was the oldest of 4 and grew up working hard on the farm with his siblings and cousins. Times were different then. There was always work to be done, whether it was feeding the farm animals, working in the fields picking cotton or hauling hay. As the oldest, Max took on those responsibilities with pride and love for his family. Max respected his parents and shared a deep bond with his sisters, Sherry, Bonnie Kay and brother Johnny. He was always willing to help anyone that needed it and lived that example throughout his life. Max attended Thrall High School and proudly played football all 4 years, received honorable mention as end, basketball, track, junior play, other awards FHA Beau and voted Most Handsome Senior. It was during this time he met his future wife, Billye Reeves, from Thorndale. Max graduated in 1958 and moved to Austin, sharing an apartment with Kenneth Langham, Claud Baumbach and Roger Walther. Max attended Durham Business school and worked selling ladies shoes at Scarbroughs. On Dec 3rd, 1960, he married his high school sweetheart, Billye Reeves and they made their lives in Austin. Max worked at Steck Printing Company where he was a lithographer, then a printer by trade. Max and Billye were active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church and proudly welcomed a son Keith on Dec 3rd, 1961 and daughter Lisa in 1966. They lived in Austin when Printing Service and Office Supplies was opened with partners Eldore Urban and Don Crow in 1968. The company had expanded and was thriving in the booming town when Max was hit by a drunk driver in 1975 and was nearly killed. Max and Billye moved to Normans Crossing in 1976 and continued raising their kids in the Hutto Community and became members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylor. He worked as Director of Reprographics with the RailRoad Commission of Texas. Max was very involved in the Hutto Athletic Booster Club, LiveStock Boosters and was always willing to help where he could. He was active in the community and a charter member of SPJST lodge 187. Max was always proud to support the Hutto FFA and 4-H events and you could always find him hunting, fishing or smoking a brisket. Max and Billye divorced in 1991 and Max moved out of the Hutto area, but found his way back to Taylor and worked various jobs while also printing at his brother Johnny’s shop, Taylor Office Products. Max had a passion for country music, dancing and a simple way of living. Max suffered a series of strokes in 2010 which brought on dementia. He became a resident of the SPJST Senior Living Center in 2017 and much enjoyed the people and activities. It became home to him and the people who work there became his family. Max suffered another stroke shortly after his 80th birthday. Thankfully, he was able to spend time with his loving family before passing away peacefully. We will miss Max’s sense of humor, smart remarks and his kind and loving heart. Max was preceded in death by his parents Max and Allyne (Kieschnick) Leschber, brother Johnny Leschber and brother in law Weldon Morrison. He is survived by his son Keith Leschber, daughter Lisa Leschber, Grandchildren Ryan Leschber and wife Amy, Laci Laprade and husband Naptally, Leah Castanon and husband David, Alyssa Leschber, Mireya Sandoval, 6 Great Grandchildren, Kirstyn, Jaylyn, Takoda, Drift, Nadia and baby boy David, arriving this month. Sisters Sherry Morrison, Bonnie Kay Hilton, brother in law Frank Hilton and sister in law Susan Leschber. Pallbearers include Ryan Leschber, John Leschber, Jaylyn Vrana, Frank Hilton, Rick Huber, David Castanon, Naptally Laprade and Alan Stallings. Ceremony will be held Friday Oct 4th at Condra Funeral Home at 10:00am with burial to follow at Taylor City Cemetery.
- Celebration of Life Friday, October 4, 2019
Cynthia & George Galbreath
October 8, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Remember the good times that you shared with Max. Also remember Max is not gone, just away! He will live on in your hearts. God has called him home to be with him by his side, preparing a place for us. God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow.
October 3, 2019
Our prayers and sympathy to the family of Max during this time of loss.
LaVerne and Dennis Richter