The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 4, 2014

Max Sweezy

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Max Sweezy, 72, passed away Feb. 2, at his home in Carthage, Mo. Max was born Sept. 4, 1941, in rural Jasper County near Maple Grove, Mo., to Wilford Sweezy and Juanice (McConell) Sweezy. Max graduated from Carthage High school class of 1959, where he served as class president and FFA officer. Max worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone company for 37 ½ years retiring in 2001. He was one of the founding members of the Center Creek social club where he shared many good times with close friends. Max was a lifetime Jasper County resident. He was a member of the Carthage Masonic Lodge. Max was an avid outdoors man and hunter.

Max was united in marriage to Lee Anne (Fairchild) Sweezy June 1991, in Carthage, Mo., she survives.

Max is survived by four children, Audra (Jim) Hitchborn, of Fort Worth, Texas, Andrea (Richard) Sneed, of Carthage, Thad Taylor, of Joplin and Brice (Tracy) Taylor, of Overland Park, Kan. He was a grandpa to ten grandchildren, Madison Hitchborn, Sofia Hitchborn, Morgan Sneed, Avery Sneed, Eli Sneed, Lauren Taylor, Jake Taylor, Abby Taylor, Collin Taylor and Seth Taylor. He was honorary grandpa to Joshua and Justin Sneed. Max is preceded by his parents; and one sister, Kay Artym.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fullerton Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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