Max Canady Teachey, age 85, of Wallace left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Monday, January 1, 2018 from his residence.
He was born on December 12, 1932 in Duplin County and was the son of the late Matthew Newton and Annie Jane Mills Teachey. He was also predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Patricia "Pat" Ann Ives Teachey; his siblings, M.N. Teachey, Helen Sharron, Louis Teachey, Doris T. Foust and Charlotte T. Jones. Lovingly remembered are also his very special friends, the late Jim Futrell and the late Henry and Harvey McClain.
Max loved and proudly served his country in US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Wallace where he served as deacon for many years.
Surviving to cherish Max's memory are his devoted children, Cindy T. Brooks and husband, Vance of Wilmington, Max Craig Teachey and wife, Monica of Pink Hill, Amy T. Worley and husband, Robin of Carrollton, GA, Jill T. Johnson and husband, David of Surf City and Noel Scott Teachey of Wallace; grandchildren, Devon Register and husband, Charlie, Chason Johnson, Annie Johnson, Hannah Teachey, John Brooks, Robin Hyman, Palmer Mayer and Harris Worley; great grandchildren, Skylar Register, Kate Mayer, Caroline Mayer, Bynum Brooks and Shepard Brooks; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that loved Max dearly.
Max was a loving father, a caring grandfather and brother who loved his family dearly. He was a hard worker and great provider for his family. Always a farmer at heart, Max was owner and manager of T and F Farm Service for many years and was later known for his delicious "Max's Strawberries" in Wallace. Everyone from near and far would come to Max's to pick or to buy some of his strawberries. Max never met a stranger and he loved people. But most of all Max loved His Lord, his family and his friends. He will surely be missed but treasured memories of him will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved Max Teachey.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Wallace with the Reverend Dr. Alan Thompson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10:30am to 11:00am on Wednesday at the church.
Due to extreme cold weather, the committal service will be held inside the church immediately follow the funeral service. Burial at Rockfish Memorial Cemetery is pending due to weather conditions.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial gifts be sent in memory of Max to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 and /or to First Baptist Church of Wallace, Memorial Fund, 408 W. Main Street, Wallace, NC 28466.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Wallace. 910-285-4005
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In loving memory of an angel on earth
Submitted by Ashley Swindle on Jan 29 2018 09:44:50 PM
In loving memory of an angel on earth
Submitted by Ashley Swindle on Jan 29 2018 09:44:49 PM
Please accept my condolences at the loss of your dear loved one. May you have strength and comfort from cherish faith in God's promise to restore love ones back to their families. May wonderful memories sustain you all in the days to come.
Psalm 36:9, Job 14:14,15
Submitted by RB on Jan 5 2018 11:31:53 PM
I know you were welcomed by his angels and enjoying Heaven with Mema. You will be missed. I love you!
Submitted by Palmer Mayer on Jan 5 2018 09:38:56 AM
Palmer Mayer lit a candle for Max Canady Teachey
Palmer Mayer lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 09:36:58 AM
Very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort from the words at Psalms 147:3 that says; "He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots." God as the hearer of prayer will comfort you in the days ahead as you remember Mr. Teachey. Please take a look at this short video that gives us hope for the future. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/videos/#en/mediaitems/VODMinistryTools/pub-imv_4_VIDEO
Submitted by Tyler on Jan 5 2018 08:53:10 AM
To all of my dearest dearest Teachey family,I am so sorry to hear of Mr.Max's passing.I am not a social media person so I did not know of his passing until now.However I do want to send you all my condolences and prayers.Your family graciously opened their home and hearts to me and made me feel as a member of the family. I will always treasure the relationships I made with both your parents.I loved them both.Both Ms.Pat and Mr.Max will always have a special place in my heart.Sorry I did not know and did not attend the service.Please accept my apology and prayers for all the Teachey family.
Submitted by Wendy Fussell Kelley on Jan 5 2018 07:58:26 AM
To all the Teachey Family I'm thinking of each of you during this time of great loss. Mr. Max was truly a fine man and as described by many "quite a character". Your family has always been very special to me. Scott and I went from Elementary through High School together. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all for strength and comfort in the days to come.
Submitted by Denise Teachey Houghton on Jan 3 2018 11:57:17 PM
Dear Granddaddy Max,
It is truly bittersweet to lose you to our Heavenly Father. I take great comfort in knowing you're now with Mema/Grandmother Pat. You taught me the value of hard work and to take pride in your craft. To honor your commitments, family, and above all: the Lord. To not complain but appreciate & count your blessings because the best things in life can't be bought.
Some of my fondest memories together were the pig roasts out back, watching Michael Jordan/The Bulls in game 6, old black/white films in the Den, climbing the grand magnolia's in the yard, Max's Strawberries, AND...the smell coming from the kitchen as Mema makes the world's greatest homemade vegetable soup! Do you remember when we'd grab saltines and sneak in from the dining room to the kitchen to grab a taste test before getting shooed away by Mema to the Den?! I'll never forget it...
Know that this isn't good-bye...you taught me that. Thanks to our savior Jesus Christ and our faith in his salvation, this is see you again :) Give Mema a kiss for me and try not to have too much fun with those new found wings!
Please know I'll keep you in my heart always and I love you so much.
Submitted by Harris Worley on Jan 3 2018 06:37:34 PM
Max possessed such a great spirit - adventurous, fun, generous, and hard-working. He and Pat were another set of parents to me, and the lessons Max imparted were many: the importance of faith and family; the importance of being your own person, having belief and faith in yourself and being willing to take risks, and to take pride in your accomplishments while at the same time allowing neither success nor failure to define you; the necessity of working hard to achieve goals but also of taking the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor; and perhaps most importantly, the value of friendship and how to be a friend. Many have written of Max's humor - and he was gregarious and a quick wit. But I also remember Max as a thinker - studying, reading, staying up on world events, being informed. Max had a life well-lived. He will be missed.
Submitted by Marty Futrell on Jan 3 2018 04:02:18 PM
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