Max Edward Givens
Funeral Date: 4/24/2018

Obituary:
Max Edward Givens, age 93, of Spring, TX, (formerly of Warren, AR), died Friday, April 20, 2018, at Vitas Hospice in Conroe, TX. He was born January 26, 1925, in Hermitage, AR, a son of the late Jonah Audley Givens and Zettie Kirkley Givens. Max was employed by Potlatch Corporation for 44 years. He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and retired after 30 years of military service as a Major. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Warren, serving on the Deacon Board, was a longtime chairman of the ushers and served on numerous committees. He was a past president of the Warren Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. Max enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the yard and displaying his Christmas lights. Also preceding him in death was a spouse Mabel Bryant Givens, two brothers Wayne Givens, John Givens and a sister Mildred Johnson Huitt. Survivors are his wife Gigi Givens. Two step sons Mark Blackwood and spouse Janie, Jay Blackwood and spouse Sonya all of Houston, TX. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Russell Rhoden officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Mark Blackwood, Jay Blackwood, Freddie Mobley, Leonard Hicks, Tommy McLemore, and Joe Hairston. Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church, 310 South Main St, Warren, AR, 71671.

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Name: Gail Pennington
Message: Gigi, I was so sorry to read the obit this morning. I am grateful you and Max moved to Arkadelphia and I got to know what especially nice folks you both are. I am glad at this time you are living near your sons. Please know I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers for the Peace for the Peace that only HE can give.

Name: Rob & Dana Johnson
Message: Good old days at First Baptist Church when Mr.Max would lead the prayer. That puts a smile on my face.

Name: Greg & Sharon Stanley
Message: So sorry to hear about Maxís passing but it is a true homegoing. Heís now with the Lord He loved and served, as well as many friends and family members. He was on the pastor search committee that brought us to Warren and was a real friend and ministry partner for over 20 years. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I look forward to seeing Max again in Heaven.