Harry J. "Max" Huntsberry(1925 - 2014)

Harry J. "Max" Huntsberry, 88, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, just hours after the 69th anniversary of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, an event which he eye-witnessed on Feb. 23, 1945, as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood. Harry was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Church Point, La., to Mae and William B. Huntsberry. He served our country during World War II in Guam, the Marianas, Iwo Jima, and the National Guard until 1950. Harry was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for many years. Although a graduate of Louisiana College, Mr. Huntsberry was an avid TCU Horned Frog fan, was a member of the Frog Club, and hardly ever missed a TCU home football game. Furthermore, he was a member of both Travis Avenue and University Baptist churches in Fort Worth. In addition, he worked as a sales representative and was part owner of the Sloan Company of Fort Worth before his retirement. Harry was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and was living in Mesquite at his time of death. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Charlsie Grace "Mimi." To their grandchildren and great- grandchildren, they were known and loved as Max and Mimi. Survivors: Children, stepdaughter, Judith Ann Lane and husband, Bobby, son, Charles Edward Huntsberry and wife, Kathleen, daughter, Lisa Lynn Huntsberry; grandchildren, Kent Timmons Lane and wife, Melissa, Molly Melissa Lane, Jennifer Steiwig and husband, Jarrett, Charles Edward Huntsberry Jr., Virginia Grace King and husband, Brandon, Emily Kathleen Huntsberry, and James McKown Huntsberry; great-grandchildren, Austin Lane Brown, Katherine Grace Lane, Madison Shay Walker, Madeline Paige Lane, Charlotte Grace King; and, of course, his favorite four-legged granddog, Annie Huntsberry.

Published in Star-Telegram from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014