Maxie Nance

Newburgh resident Maxie Ray Nance passed away Thursday, Dec. 22 at Deaconess VNA Hospice. He was 81.

Max was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Onton, Ky., to the late Henry Nance Sr. and Blanche L. (Ashby) Nance.

Max graduated from Newburgh High School in 1953 and served in the United States Army Reserve from 1956 to 1963. His working career included stints at Chrysler, SIGECO, Niehaus Industrial Sales and Boonville Country Club, where he was a member for over 50 years. Those of us who knew Max admired his kindness, honest nature and never-ending quest for knowledge. His last day was typical of Max, filled with witty comments and quotes that made both his family laugh and the hospital staff smile, fully knowing that it was time to join his wife on the back nine.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Donna; his parents; and four siblings.

Max is survived by a brother, Charles and his wife, Karen; three sons, Mark and his wife, Jill, David and his wife, Stacie, and Dale and his wife, Paula; nine grandchildren, Krista Keesling and her husband, Dan, Sean, Matthew Nance and his wife, Samantha, Brittany Johns and her husband, Matthew, Kayla Johnson and her husband, JC, Zachary, Bailey, Shelbie and Aubrie; and three great-grandchildren, Maelyn, Kamryn and Gage.

Titzer Family Funeral Homes-Simpson Chapel in Newburgh handled the arrangements.

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I worked with Max back in the 60's at the Alcoa Warrick Power Plant when it was a obscure 3 Unit Generation Facility operated by SIG&ECo. Enjoyed most of the time there while I was on Max's Shift where he showed me the ropes and I realized Max was highly intelligent with a photographic memory. Really sorry for his untimely departure. Mike Gross

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