PROVO, Utah – Robert “Max” Fitzsimmons, 87, died Jan. 30, 2022 at his home in Provo, Utah.
Max was born May 15, 1934 to Athol and Juanita Walker Fitzsimmons in rural Darlington, Missouri.
Max grew up on farms in the Gentry, Missouri area, graduated from Albany High School in Albany, Missouri in 1952, then moved to Kansas City, Missouri to work and live. He moved to Albany, Missouri in 1956 to open Max’s Mobil Service.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957 and discharged in 1963.
Max went to work as a sales representative for Kent Industries and later for Crest Industries and toured Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma from 1964 to 1990.
On May 15, 1969, he married his eternal companion, Loraine Kay Zeigel. They are the parents of Kim, Jay and Jill; grandparents of Bradley, Brian and Kevin King, Makinna, Emilee, Harper and Carson Boone; great-grandparents of Lexi, Bridger, Dexter and Stella King.
Max owned and operated Fitzsimmons School Bus Company and provided school transportation for the Albany School District from 1986 to 2005.
Max and Loraine moved to Provo in 2009 to be closer to their family.
Max loved to play golf and played actively until his health prevented him. He served two terms as president of the Albany Country Club.
Max was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in various leadership positions, including branch president for more than 20 years.
Max is survived by: his devoted and loving wife, Loraine; children: Kim (Danny) King, Sturgis, Michigan, Jay Fitzsimmons, Provo, Jill (Mark) Boone, Provo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extended family and many friends.
Max will be greatly missed.
He will always be remembered for his devotion to God, love of family, witty sense of humor, quick wit and passion for golf.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on February 7, 2022, at the Provo West Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2530 W. 200 S. Provo, Utah.
Visitations will be held at the same location from 6-8 p.m. on February 6 and 10 a.m. on February 7.
Interment will be in Spanish Fork Cemetery in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Funeral services provided by Premier Funeral Services, www.premierfuneral.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.