Max E. McIntyre, age 70, of Early went home to be with Jesus Tuesday July 15, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.Thursday, July 17, 2008, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early with the Rev. Dennis Williams officiating. Burial will be at the Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, directed by Heartland Funeral Home. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the funeral home.

Max was born on April 10, 1938, in Naples, Texas, to Sherman and Ruby Anderson McIntyre. On May 9, 1958, he married Faye Ellett in Early. He had been a longtime resident of Early where he retired from Ross Company as the head of Electronics. Max had also been the president of the Downtown Bible Class from 1991 until the time it was disbanded. He was chairman for Toys for Tots in Brownwood from 1991 until 1996. He also helped start several small churches in the area. Max was a born-again believer and was a charter member of Northridge Baptist Church in Early. He loved his family and put them first in everything.

Survivors include wife, Faye McIntyre of Early; one son, Lance McIntyre and wife Carrie of Dripping Springs, Texas; one daughter, Lori Arp of Early; two grandchildren, Doug Turner and Kenzie McIntyre; one great-grandchild, Hayden Turner; two brothers, M.G. McIntyre and wife Ann of Sims, Texas, Reginald McIntyre and wife Shirley of Omaha, Neb.; twin sister, Maxine Garretson and husband Nick of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; sister, Karen Barron and husband Jimmy of Greenwood, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Ruby McIntyre.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.heart