Max R Wait

Born: Wed., Feb. 29, 1928
Died: Sat., Mar. 12, 2016


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Max R. Wait, age 88, of Robinson, IL, died Saturday March 12, 2016 at 7:50 AM at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following many years of declining health.

Born February 29, 1928 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Albert “Bert” and Mary (Collier) Wait who both preceded him in death.  On November 6, 1948 he married Norma Jean (Phillips) and she preceded him in death April 26, 2006. Also preceding him in death were six brothers, Clyde V., Lyle, Lance, Harold, Keith and Rex; four sisters Bonnie Higgins, Irma Wait, Nina Wait and Mary Spade and son-in-law Ronald Fouty in 2007.

Max served in the US Navy during WWII; he worked for the State of Illinois, Department of Transportation for twenty years; was a Conductor for Illinois Central Railroad for eight years; worked construction for ten years in various locations and was a Crawford County Deputy Sheriff for two years.  He was a member of Robinson Masonic Lodge #250, Robinson, IL and was a 32nd degree Mason belonging to the Scottish Rite Bodies at Danville, IL.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Fouty, Robinson, IL; grandchildren, Jeff Fouty, Robinson, IL; Jamie and Doug Inboden, Robinson, IL; Jody and Kevin Martin, Marshall, IL, nine great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive as well.  

Max spent his last few years living at the Magnolia Center in Crawford Memorial Hospital where he was very active in games, crafts and assisting with the various church services held there.

Visitation for Max Ray Wait will be Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm when funeral services will be conducted with Richard Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, IL. Max & Norma were great supporters of the RHS Academic Foundation and the family requests that memorial donations in memory of them go to the RHS Academic Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Fran & Brian Schnarre
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
Brenda, Jamie and all: we are sorry to learn of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we were closer so that we could come. Stephanie is sorry that she is in Arkansas with her friend and has no transportation home to get her car so she can come. Peace and blessings.

Gary & Diane Laspina
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016

We're sorry to hear of you Dad's passing. May the peace of God's blessings be upon you and your entire family.

Gary & Diane Laspina

Beth Drum
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
I work at CMH and help feed the residents in Magnolia Center. Max was an original, he made it a challenge to find something he liked to eat everyday. I was so sad to hear of his passing, I got to go visit him one last time and give him a kiss on the forehead knowing I probably wouldn't see him again. I love him and will miss him terribly. I am keeping your family in my prayers in this sad time.

Sharon Drake
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
Goodbye my friend, Godspeed. Give my love to Sis and Rich.

John & Pam Toliver
   Posted Tue March 15, 2016
So sorry to learn of Max's death. He and mom shared so many good memories at Magnolia Center. He was so sad to see her go and I know she will greet him when he finds his final rest.

David and Jeanine(Stitt)Taylor Sr
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
Dear Brenda, Jeff, Jamie, Jody and family: We are so sorry to hear about your father and grandfather- you have our deepest condolences..always thinking of you all and you are in our prayers..hugs..

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