MAX E. SMITH, 77, of Churubusco, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had lived in the Huntertown and Churubusco area all of his life. Born Feb. 16, 1929, in Allen County, he was a son of the late Leo D. and Dorothy O. (Hively) Smith. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church for most of his life and was a 1947 graduate of Huntertown High School. He served in the U.S. Army, in Korea. He married Darlene Dice on Nov. 27, 1954. Surviving are his wife; children, Brad (Mary) Smith of LaOtto, Cynthia (Marty) Boros of Spring, Texas and Nila (Ken) Harman of Indianapolis; three brothers, Roger (Karen) Smith and Rev. Larry (Rose Ann) Smith, both of Churubusco, and David (Jan) Smith of Uniondale; two sisters, Marilyn (Max) Waterson of Huntertown and Phyllis (Norman) Meyer of Perham, Minn.; six grandchildren; and three step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother, Donald Smith. Funeral service is 10 a.m. today at Wesley Chapel Church, with calling one hour prior to service. Pastor Larry Smith and Pastor Lamar Imes officiating. Arrangements by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Memorials to the church.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2006