Max Minkler, 73, of Houstonia, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, near Houstonia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at Houstonia Baptist Church. Rev. Harold Nicks officiated. Pallbearers were Don Hopkins, Mike Chitwood, Gary Minkler, Gene Minkler, Norman Lancaster, Robert Minkler, Allen Minkler and Roger Minkler. Burial was in Houstonia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Houstonia Baptist Church or the Heart Fund.
Born Oct. 4, 1930, in Galesburg, he was the son of the late Harry and Hazel Hightower Minkler. On March 8, 1952, in Huntsville, Ark., he married Marie Martin, who survives of the home. He was a member of the Houstonia Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953. For 28 years, he worked for PanHandle Pipe Line.
Additional survivors include one son, Merle Minkler of Marshall; three daughters, Linda Minkler of LaMonte, Lori Shirk of Belton and Tammi Cutler of Houstonia; one sister, Margaret Lawrence of Louisburg, Kan.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Gary Minkler, Raymond Minkler, Bob Minkler and Ralph Minkler; and two sisters, Helen Lawves and Nadene McCully.