Maxwell Strain Hargrove went home to be with his beloved Ruby on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Klamath Falls, Ore.
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Max was born May 26, 1919 in Myra, Texas, the son of John and Lucy (Strain) Hargrove. The family moved to Klamath Falls in 1937.
As a member of "America's Greatest Generation," Sergeant Max Hargrove served as a tank commander in France and Germany during World War II.
Max retired from Columbia Plywood as the pond foreman in 1986 after a 40-plus year career. While working there, he enjoyed a second career as a rancher on his small farm on Tingley Lane. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening and working outdoors. Max loved spending time with his beloved Ruby and his family. He could fix anything and was in high demand, helping friends and family with their projects.
Max is survived by his sister Florence Chambers and his brother Ray Hargrove of Klamath Falls; his son Tom Hargrove of Ontario, Calif.; his son-in-law Tim Pool of Cottonwood, Calif.; his step-son Rick Bielby of Ridgefield, Wash.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby, daughter Linda Louise Pool, two sisters and three brothers.
Max's celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. in Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 2680 Memorial Drive in Klamath Falls. Interment with military honors will follow in Klamath Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at the chapel. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd is in charge of the arrangements.
Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd
2680 Memorial Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Published in Herald And News on May 3, 2012