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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Max Teachey was one of a kind and that is said in a good way. Best strawberries anywhere and always a kind word and a smile. He and Pat were two of our favorite people in Wallace and even though we are no longer there, we have missed them. Max always called me "T" and had time to listen and share a comment about church, the weather, or most anything else. He dearly loved Devon and it showed. She once said of him, "If you are kin to Max Teachey you know how to work!" and she did. He was also proud of Skylar since she was a great grandchild that lived so close. He and Pat raised a loving and special family and you all have our deepest love and sympathy.
In His love- Ray and Teresa
Submitted by Ray and Teresa McLemore on Jan 1 2018 10:37:16 PM
Mr Max was such a fine many. His personality and handsomeness made him stand out in a crowd. I loved to hear him tell his stories. He was always so kind to me and my family. My parents thought a lot of him also. May God wrap you all in His loving arms of comfort and bring you peace during this time. He was a fine man of God and we as christians will see him again one day. Love and prayers to you all. Jane
Submitted by Jane Mosd on Jan 1 2018 10:35:40 PM
Jill, David,Chason and Annie,
You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Submitted by Maria Minchew on Jan 1 2018 10:34:16 PM
Cindy I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Elsie B Thigpen on Jan 1 2018 10:19:58 PM
Mr. Max was a patient of mine at “Cindy’s plAce” for physical therapy, for the last 8 Years, and he was well—known and well-loved in our clinic “family”! His wise advise and personality could make even the worst days, cheerful! He loved his family and those daughters almost as much as he loves he Lord! Such a hard worker too! I will surely miss him as I know y’all will too! It was a joy to know him! Prayers for y’all!
Submitted by Kaycee Price on Jan 1 2018 10:16:37 PM
So sorry to hear about Max. He was loved by many. May God Bless his family and friends.
Submitted by Betty Lanier on Jan 1 2018 10:14:14 PM
We have many fond memories of Max and will miss his wit and wise words. Glad to have been part of his family. Love to you all.
Submitted by Jennifer and Eric Minter on Jan 1 2018 09:54:34 PM
We didn't know Mr. Teachey but we do know and love Amy and we know how very much she loved her Dad. She spoke of him often and with great affection. Love to Amy and prayers for all the family during this time of leaning to live in a world without their dad.
Submitted by Linda and Douglas Palamountain on Jan 1 2018 08:39:23 PM
I am Truly Sorry for your loss of your dad Max , I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to you all.Love , peace , and comfort to you at this time.
Submitted by Alison McGowen DeMio on Jan 1 2018 08:34:54 PM
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