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Max Kearns Jr N4CGC is silent key

Maxton C. Kearns, Jr., 76, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home.

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Born July 14, 1944 in Montgomery County, he was a son of the late Maxton C. Kearns, Sr. and Jane Dennis Kearns. After serving for the U.S. Coast Guard, he worked as a manager in the Telecommunications Industry for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed technology and computers. He had a love for Ham Radio in which he had served as past President, Secretary and Treasurer for the Richmond County Amateur Radio Club. Maxton, Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association Florida as Vice-President and Treasurer, and he was also a life member of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).

He is survived by his daughter, Kara O’Brien and husband Justin of Las Vegas, NV; grandsons, Jackson O’Brien of Las Vegas, NV, and Kaeleb Trayner of Poplarville, MS; and his siblings, Breta Gillis of Troy, Mark Kearns of Apex, and Tab Kearns of Cary. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jane McIntyre Kearns; his son, Maxton Kearns III; his daughter, Erin Trayner; and his sister, Linda Williamson.

A graveside service, with Coast Guard Honors was held Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Southside Cemetery in Troy, officiated by Tony Sedberry.

He was a great friend to all of us and a class act. Many of the assets in our radio community came from Max’s efforts.

The picture has Art Lewis WA8VSJ , Tim Duffy K3LR, Greg Vantell W8ZKT and Max N4CGC. This group met every Dayton Hamvention weekend at the K3LR big DX party in downtown Dayton. Greg and Max are in the left picture. They became great friends.

73 and RIP Max