Max W. Nave

Born: Sun., Aug. 2, 1931
Died: Mon., Feb. 23, 2015


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
Location: Mound Church

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
Location: Mound Church

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Max Wayne Nave, 83, of Willow Hill, IL, passed away at 1:15 PM on Monday, February 23, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Terre Haute, IN on August 2, 1931, he was the son of Ray M. Nave and Ida E. (Brough) Nave.  
Max served his country in the United State Air Force from 1952 to 1956.  He was employed in the maintenance department at Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL for 28 years, retiring in 1991.  He was a member of the Mound Church, rural Jasper County and the NRA (National Rifle Association).  Max enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, playing poker, making pies, canning and going to the coffee shops.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR and cheering for Mark Martin #6 and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Most of all, he was known as a “Jack-of-all trades”.
Max is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law Bruce Nave, Fayetteville, TN.; Chris and Lisa Nave, Mesa, AZ.; Jack and Susan Nave, East Peoria, IL; a daughter Sherry Sparks, Fayetteville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Max in death were his parents; a son Terry Lee Nave; a brother Charles Nave; 2 daughters-in-law Roxanne Nave and Sheila Nave.
Celebration of Max’s Life Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Mound Church, rural Jasper County with Bro. Randy Nave officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1PM on Saturday.  Oblong American Legion Post #219 will have the military rites.  

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Mound Cemetery Association with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

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Dennis & Connie Griffith
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
We are sorry to here about Max. We will miss stopping and seeing him when we come back to Illinois. Enjoyed fishing with him and visiting. Sherry your dad was always a good friend to me and I will miss him. Sorry we cannot get back due to the weather. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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