MSgt. Max Phillip Johnson, 81, of East Flat Rock passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Pardee Hospital.
A native of North Carolina, he was a son of the late Frank and Artie Johnson.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army retiring as Mater Sergeant.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Thrift and her husband Thomas; a grandson, Max Joseph Strothers; two grandsons, Joseph Keith Strothers and Joshua Phillip Strothers.
A funeral will be at 12:00 Thursday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
ìA heart broken and crushed spirit, O God, you will not reject.î (Psalm 51:17b) Iím sorry for your loss; may God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
ìGod is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.î (Psalm 34:18) Iím sorry for your loss; may God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
My family and I have been very blessed to have Max as part of our lives. I will cherish all of our childhood memories with Max, Mom, Brenda, Joey,the Johnson’s and the Noblett’s. Max was a wonderful step-dad who I am very proud to call dad. He was loving and kind to everyone. He loved his family and he loved being able to take care of all of his brothers and sisters. He is truely missed. May God’s peace and love rest with Brenda, Joey and family.