Max Everett Middleton


Max Everett Middleton, 65, of Anderson, S.C., husband of Mary Alice Powell Middleton, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born Dec. 31, 1947 in Greenville, Ala., he was the son of the late James Rosco and Melba Holley Middleton.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Middleton; niece, Allison Kelso and her husband, Rob; great-nephew, Sam; great-niece, Molly; nephew, Ryan Poovey and his wife, Leslie; great-nephew Josh; great-niece, Taylor; sister-in-law, Miriam Poovey and husband, Bill; and loving aunts and cousins from his family.

He was a graduate of Auburn University, with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.

He was also a licensed professional engineer and certified safety professional.

He retired after 33 years with Eastman Chemical Co. While there, he served on numerous professional committees and community boards.

Mr. Middleton was president of the Northeast Tennessee Civil War Roundtable and secretary of the Anderson County Civil War Roundtable. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He was a member of South Carolina Military Miniature Society, and participated in Civil War living history for 25 years.

 He was a dedicated historical researcher, and enjoyed designing and making miniature soldiers.

Mr. Middleton was an avid supporter of Auburn athletics. He enjoyed adventurous travels all over the world.

Mr. Middleton was a member of New Fellowship Ministries Baptist Church in Church Hill, Tenn., and attended Providence Baptist Church in Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Michael Kinard. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, 3205 N. Hwy. 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements by Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson, S.C.