Maximo Walter Gutierrez, born in Minas, Uruguay, July 3, 1929, died May 18, 2020, at Gardens of Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

He is survived by his five children: Chela Gutierrez of Savannah, Georgia; Juan and Jorge Gutierrez of Minas, Uruguay; Pablo Gutierrez of Montevideo, Uruguay; and Rebecca Riddel of Burleson, Texas.

He was a Spanish professor who taught in Greenwood and the surrounding small Delta towns for over 40 years. He retired to Savannah in 2003 but never stopped correcting when he heard a language being misused. He loved to sing and dance fancy and was a very good whistler. He sneezed loud, he laughed loud, and all his cars were loud. My daddy did exactly as he damn well pleased all of his life. He was 90 years old and died because his body was done and it was time, not from the virus.

Services will be at a later date. Families First Funeral Care & Cremation Center ( is in charge of arrangements.

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