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Maxwell Dean Gilpin

  • Birth 19 Jul 1993 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 23 Aug 2008 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 29368381

GILPIN, MAXWELL DEAN "MAX," 15, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008. He was a student at Pleasure Ridge Park High School where he was a member of the football team. Max loved his family and friends and was passionate about life. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Michele and Aaron Crockett; his father and stepmother, Jeff and Lois Gilpin; his brothers, Zachary Crockett, Steve, Chris and Mike Hawkins; sisters, Ana Crockett and Amber Green; his grandparents, Glendall and Patricia Ingram and Ella Gilpin; three aunts, Teri Crask (Michael), Karen Ingram and Pam Larimore; nieces and nephews, Brendan, Machayla, Dylan and Breanna; and his cousins, Nick and Amanda Crask and Jaime and Michael Larimore. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Valley View Church, 8911 3rd Street Road, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday, 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Valley View Church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Max Gilpin Scholarship Fund, c/o PRP High School.
(Obituary courtesy of The Courier Journal.)

Max was at football practice on August 20, 2008 when he suffered a heat stroke. According to one report his temperature was 107 degrees when he reached the hospital. He was in excellent physical condition. Hopefully this can be a learning experience for all parents and coaches. *** Please make sure your child is hydrated BEFORE going to practice.*** Make sure they have access to a drink that will replenish electrolytes when they have outdoor practices. Water is of absolute necessity, but electrolytes are just as important. The coaches at PRP followed all of the rules about water and rest breaks. Bad things happen to good people, and we don't understand why. Just please remember Max's family and friends in your prayers. The student body of PRP, as well as surrounding schools, are devastated about this tragedy.
The football season this year will be dedicated to Max's memory. Please pray they will have a winning season. I believe this will help his team members overcome their grief quicker, and the student body heal better.
See you on the other side Max...

  • Created by: Just Gone
  • Added: 28 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29368381
  • Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maxwell Dean Gilpin (19 Jul 1993–23 Aug 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29368381, citing Louisville Memorial Gardens, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Just Gone (contributor 46515917) .