Manager of Family Services
Max joined the Ott & Lee family as Manager of Family
Services in early 2019. He is a native of Rankin County Mississippi and
he graduated from Richland High School in 1988.
He received his Associates of Arts degree with an emphasis
on Social Sciences from Hinds Community College in 1990. He also has a Bachelor of Theology Degree
from Lighthouse Christian Seminary out of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Max served as a family service counselor at Wright and
Ferguson Funeral home in Flowood, Clinton and Raymond.
He has been married to Peggy Smith for 26 years. They have 3 sons, Wiley, Gabe and Luke; and
he has many extended family members throughout the Rankin, Scott and Smith counties.
Max serves as the Pastor of Jesus Name Tabernacle in
Florence Ms. His goal is to serve the
wonderful families of Ott and Lee Funeral Homes in the Brandon, Forest, and