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J. Max Westbrook

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J. Max Westbrook was born April 11, 1941 in Lamesa to parents Rupert Wells and Jaynie Lorene (Bassett) Westbrook and entered into eternal rest July 14, 2020 at the age of 79.
J. Max attended Howard County College, Midwestern State University and The University of Heidlberg. He married the love of his life, Patricia Nilson, April 26, 1971 in Witchita Falls.
In his lifetime self-proclaimed “Jack of all trades, master of none,” J. Max, had a radio program, a farm and ranch report on Channel 6 in Wichita Falls and started an oilfield equipment sales and manufacturing company where he designed and built his own pumping unit.
A U.S. Army Airborne combat veteran, J. Max also worked for the U.S. Postal Service where he retired at the age of 71. J. Max was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of both the York Rite and Scottish Rite.
In the Cedar Creek area, he was a member of Model A Ford Club, Tri County Tractor Club and regular at Coffee Love where he loved to talk to all kinds of people and never met a stranger.
He was a lover of music especially polka and was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. J. Max will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
J. Max was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ross Westbrook and sister Ruth Ann LaBorde.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Westbrook of Eustace, son Max N. Westbrook and wife Melissa of Denton, daughters Ruth Westbrook of Denton, Rachel Westbrook of Singapore, Jayne Berry and husband Connor of Juneau, Alaska and Kathryn Stewart and husband Mike of Ft. Worth, nine grandchildren, other loving family members, and many more lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request that you make a donation to Scottish Rite Hospital at for online or mail to 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas 75219. You may also donate to the Tri County Heritage Museum at P.O. Box 212, Mabank 75147.
A personal tribute may be made online at