William Maxwell "Max" Puckett
Max was born March 18, 1982 in Sturgis, Michigan and moved to Auburn, Calif. as a toddler.
He attended Bowman Elementary School, graduated from Placer High School in 2000 and received his B.S. degree from Sacramento State University. He completed his college internship as a staff reporter
for the Auburn Journal, a business his late grandfather B.W. Cassidy co-owned and published for many years.
He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of three. Max fought the good fight during his short life to beat cancer and meet the challenges of the side effects of the treatment.
He was much loved by his mother Kelly Cassidy Richardson and husband Peter Hacker of Auburn, father Robert Puckett, Jr. and wife Suzi of Sturgis, Mich., grandparents Dr. Robert Puckett, Sr. and wife Jean of Sturgis, MI, sister Amy Savacool and family, Michael, Anna and Robby of San Diego, and sister Anne Puckett of Sutter Creek, Calif. He also leaves behind his special Aunt Laurie Cassidy and Uncle Erik Ebert of Meadow Vista, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will miss him greatly.
Max was killed in a motorcycle accident October 29, 2013, in Sacramento, CA. He was a loyal and compassionate friend to so many. Remembrances may be made to the Placer Community Foundation, P.O. Box 9207, Auburn, CA 95603, to be donated to a charity close to Max's heart.
God speed to a dear and wonderful man.
A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, Wednesday, November 6th at 2pm. We welcome Max's friends, acquaintances and the many Auburn friends. It will mean so much. Please sign the online guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.com