Max Lynn Stotts was born on February 21, 1956, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to John and Shirley (Cox) Stotts. He passed away on May 21, 2016, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 60. Max lived in California for the majority of his adolescence, graduating from high school at Vanden High School in Fairfield, California, where he excelled at cross country, track and field. Immediately after high school, Max was hired as a Machinist Apprentice at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. In 1990, he relocated to Bremerton, Washington, where he worked at both Keyport and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Max was very passionate and took great pride in his work; in 2011 he retired after 37 years of service. He enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, music, and spending time with his family. Max loved to ride dirt bikes and ATV’s with Kevin, camping and the annual ocean shore trips with the family.