Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 12, 2011 10:50 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Max L. Stringfellow, 61, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sept. 9, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Mount Vernon and was the son of the late Ray J. and Mabel F. (Barnes) Stringfellow. Max graduated from Danville High School in 1968 and from Ohio Valley College with an associate degree in religion. He also obtained a drafting degree from ITT Technical Institute.

Max was a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ where he served as an Elder. He grew up in the Tiverton Church of Christ and was a former member of the Newark Road Church of Christ where he served for many years. He served as a Bible class teacher, led youth groups and filled in preaching. Max was a dedicated Christian man who was always concerned about discipling others.

He started his career with Cooper-Bessemer in 1979 and was still employed by Rolls-Royce. Max was a former union president for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. In the past Max served on the Board of the Knox Pregnancy Services as well as a volunteer for special program funding on behalf of Mount Vernon City Schools. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Go Bucks!

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Joan (White) Stringfellow; his daughter and son-in-law, Tara Stringfellow-Bond and Ron Bond; and his beloved granddaughter, Maggie Rae Bond. Max was loved deeply and respected by family and friends.

Friends may call Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Road, Fredericktown, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Evangelist Troy Northrop officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the Stringfellow family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Max’s name to Palmyra Church of Christ.

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