Roy Max Fagg died January 31, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1924 in Carthage, Missouri to Claude and Dorcas Reed Fagg. The family moved to Houston in 1926 where Max accompanied his father delivering milk door-to-door by horse and buggy.
After graduating from Reagan High School, a spirit of adventure drew him to the U.S. Army where he served in the European Theater as a paratrooper with the 17th Airborne Division.
After the war, he went to work for Southwestern Bell as a payphone coin collector. He then became a lineman, moved into management, and became instrumental in planning the communications infrastructure for the eventual Intercontinental Airport.
A highlight of his career came in 1963, one day before President Kennedy was assassinated, when he rode in the Presidential motorcade as part of the communications team ensuring Air Force One maintained worldwide communications capability.
Later, Max enjoyed a long retirement where he pursued a variety of interests including shrimping and ranching with the love of his life, Midge and good friends.
Max is survived by his wife, Margaret; son and daughter-in-law, Roy Max, Jr. and Karen Fagg; daughters, Nancy Eakman, Merry Ann McRae and son-in-law, Mark Stubbs; sons, John and Kevin; grandchildren, Nathan Kocurek, Chelsie Fagg, Casey Buentello, and Lindsay Benneson; and 4 great-grandchildren.
No services are planned. Memorials may be sent to