Max Gene McGaughey was born Sept. 13, 1935 in Brazoria to Eska and Ona McGaughey. He passed from this life on Dec. 28, 2021 after a brief illness.
After graduating from Angleton High School, he joined the US Army and proudly served in Korea. Following his service, he attended Sam Houston State University and then the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Masters in Accounting.
Max served as a United States Treasury Officer, and then he worked for Boeing Aerospace where he was on the accounting team for the Apollo 17 mission. While working in Houston for a hotelier, he also testified in the infamous murder trial of Charles Harrelson, son of Woody Harrelson, who murdered a federal judge.
Max moved to Colorado County in 1988, where he became the Comptroller for Drymalla Construction. He served in this role for nearly two decades, and then he retired to Weimar, where he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and gardening.
Max is preceded in death by his parents, Eska and Ona McGaughey. He is survived by his three children Matthew McGaughey, Andrew McGaughey, and Kerri (McGaughey) Raissian, 5 grandchildren, sister Louise Morrison, niece Linda DuBois, and nephew Carl Morrison.
Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Graveside service was Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at Park Cemetery in Madisonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Prevent Unwanted Pets - PUPS, 1884 Bostik Road, Cat Spring, TX 78933.
Online condolences may be given at www. hennekefuneralhome. com.