Max was born on December 27, 1933, in Elkhart, Texas, to John Granville McLen and Eva Mae Kellum McLen. He died on November 1, 2018, in Tyler, Texas, following a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his parents and older brother, John O. McLen.

He is survived by his son, Stuart H. McLen of Tyler, and numerous nieces and nephews. Max was a farmer, rancher, truck driver, and avid storyteller. He worked hard all his life and was a fighter to the end.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church-Redtown in Elkhart, Texas.