We lost our beautiful son Maxwell Ronald Tyeryar on Sunday January 30, 2022.
Max had just earned his degree at East Carolina University in December 2021 and in August completed his 6 year commitment of service with the U.S. Army National Guard.
During his time with the National Guard, Max was deployed to Kuwait for active duty where he served for 9 months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He earned a Sergeant's ranking and also received many service medals including the most distinguished Army Achievement Medal.
Max was always uniquely humble in his many accomplishments throughout his young life. He was such a gentle, kind, loving young man so full of charm and charisma.
Max had a gift to help everyone he knew feel better about themselves. He gave everyone so much more love than he ever took, always caring more for others than he cared for himself.
Max had his challenges over the years but always masked the real struggle that he was experiencing. His personality and sense of humor hid the pain that was under his smile.
We are now on a lifelong journey to survive Max’s suicide and will honor his memory and legacy through foundations like AFSP dedicated to preventing suicide through research, education and support along with reaching people or all ages needing help along with family and friends impacted by suicide.
We hope you will join us in our work to help others.