He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Moniac to the late Douglas Raulerson Sr. and Cleo Canaday Raulerson. Max had been a lifelong resident of Moniac, where he attended school and graduated from St. George High School in 1962.
In 1962, Max started his career as a mental health staff member at Northeast Florida State Hospital, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Griffis. On Dec. 31, 1976, Max and Patricia were married, residing in Moniac since their marriage.
In 1987, they had a daughter they named Jessica. They both enjoyed being parents and loved raising their daughter. Max retired after many dedicated years of service at Northeast Florida State Hospital.
Max was very friendly and sociable. He loved being around people and helping others. Max enjoyed gardening as he had many garden projects and yard work. Most of all, Max loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Patricia Raulerson; his sister, Ella Higdon; and his half brother, Billy Taylor.
Max is survived by his loving daughter, Jessica Irene Raulerson of Moniac; his brother, Douglas (Kathleen) Raulerson of Moniac; and his sisters, Gail (Leonard) Davis of Macclenny, Fla., and Maxine Burnsed of Baker County, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel, with Pastor Randall Griffis officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery in Starke, Fla. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the funeral home.
The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 N. Lowder St., Macclenny, Fla. 32063; (904) 259-5700.
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