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Funeral services for Max Leon Bronson, 79, of Sulphur Springs were at  10 a.m., Jan. 3, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. David Persons and Rev. Pete Adrian officiating. Burial followed in Tyra Cemetery.
West Oaks Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bronson passed away Dec. 30, 2010, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
Max was born March 3, 1931, in Ellinwood, Kan., the son of Gloria Lorene Bartlett and Joe Allen Bronson. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and served on the USS Albany, USS North Hampton, USS Wisconsin and the USS Missouri.
He retired from Rockwell after 35 years as a quality control engineer and was valued for his no-nonsense critique of sub-standard work. After graduating with a master’s degree from East Texas State University, he taught manufacturing process and numerical control for 17 years.
Max was a member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Iota Lambda Sigma National Honor Society; a member of the National Microfilm Association (N.M.A); and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.).
Max married Wyvonne Elouise Owens on Dec. 11, 1952, at University Methodist Church in Austin; they had recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They have three children, Danita Gayle, married to David Graves, of Sulphur Springs; Max Allen, married to Melody, of Mesquite; and Daidre Von, married to Tory Humphries, of Sulphur Springs.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, D’Anne Chaney, Dena Irving, David Graves, Chad Bronson, Hollie-Von Sawyer, Savannah Bronson, Lauren Humphries and Ryan Humphries. Other survivors include his stepgrandchildren, April and Justin Cano, and his great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Austin Chaney, Bryanna Irving, Addison Graves, Logan Kate Sawyer, Julianna Bronson, Autumn Philleps and Dylan Seelhorst.
Memorials may be made to Operation Smile, St. Jude’s and First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs.
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Published on  January 6, 2011
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