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James W. 'Max' Wilson, 84, Columbus

James W. "Max" Wilson, 84, Columbus, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Glasgow, Ky., March 11, 1930, son of the late Amos Edward and Lillie Vaughn Wilson. He married Janetta Rose Mounts Wilson Oct. 4, 1981; she preceded Max in death Nov. 7, 2007.

He was owner of Max Wilson’s Plumbing and Heating of Columbus and was a member of  Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Columbus. Max enjoyed watching wrestling, westerns, NASCAR and especially Tony Stewart. He loved his dog Max Harley, his home, working in his yard, hanging family photos and spending time with his family.

He is survived by sons, Jerry (Sharon) Wilson of Columbus, Terry (Donna) Wilson of San Antonio, Texas, and Tim (Sheila) Wilson of Columbus; a daughter, Tina (Donald Hamm) Stewart of Columbus; stepsons, Bruce E. (Chabaprai) Hoffman of Scipio, and Ralph Hoffman of Oakland City; stepdaughters, Vickie (Gary) Barkes of Nashville, Veronica (Jerry) Branum of Columbus and Sarah (Tony) Helm of North Vernon; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Bechelli Wilson of Columbus; a sister, Frances Patrick of Columbus; a brother, Gene (Beverly) Wilson of Columbus; and nieces and nephews.

Max was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janetta; a son, Mark A. Wilson; his first wife, Irene Burton Wilson; and two brothers, Herman Edward Wilson and Raymond Wilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Branum and Charles Kelley officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 and from noon until service time Wednesday, April 2 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

His video tribute can be viewed after 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via jewellrittman.com.

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