Max Sumner Walker, 92, of Senatobia, MS passed away May 9, 2021 at his residence. Max was born on 10 Jun 1928 in Independence, Tate County, Mississippi. He is the son of Benjamin Franklin Walker and Sallie Myrtle Russwurm and was the youngest of four brothers. Max married Mary Sue Eoff 16 Aug 1945. Max and Sue have 2 children: Rick and Carla Sue. Max and Sue also have two grandchildren, Brent and Michelle and a great grandson named “Walker”.
Max attended Northwest MS Junior College. He was selected as “outstanding athlete” in high school and was given an athletic scholarship to NWJC; then he attended The University of Mississippi where he received a bachelors and a master’s degree. Max’s career centered on education and industry. Max became an Itinerant Teacher trainer for the MS State Department of Education. In the field of education, he also worked in Tate Co. as Superintendent of the Thyatira Schools; Registrar and Dean of Student affairs at State Technical Institute in Memphis, TN; Director of Vocational-Technical Education and Coordinator of Industrial training at NWJC; and he worked at the University of MS, Oxford, MS in the Continuing Ed. Dept. In the field of Industry Max was Personnel Manager at Carters & Chromcraft in Senatobia. In the latter years of his career, Max served as an industrial developer for the state of MS and later for NMIDA.
Max was also active in community and civic activities such as the Rotary Club, the Senatobia Chamber of Commerce & the Senatobia Hospital Committee. Max and Sue are also members of the Methodist Church in Senatobia. Max has served on the administrative board and taught youth at the church.
Max was preceded in death by his parents: his brothers, Elbert Russwurn Walker, Clarence Brown Walker and Wilfred Wayne Walker. He is survived by his wife Mary Sue Walker: son, Rick Walker and wife Marilyn Neyman Walker: daughter, Carla Sue Warner and her husband Michael Warner: grandchildren, Brent Warner and his wife, Randi Warner and Michelle Skinner and her husband, Randy Skinner: and great grandchild, Walker Skinner.
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