Dec. 25, 1926 - June 19, 2013
Max W. Oyler, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Kokomo, the son of Robert and Bertha (Moore) Oyler. He married Olive K. Gillam on July 21, 1945, and she passed away Dec. 6, 2008.
Max graduated from Ervin Township High School in 1945. He was a member of Judson Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and a deacon. Max was also a member of New London Masonic Lodge F and AM 283 and Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and Young America Lions Club. Max enjoyed wood working, and being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren .
Survivors include a daughter, Judy (Don) Nelson, Kokomo; two granddaughters, Angela Jarvis, Stephanie (Jeremy) Meek, both of Kokomo; three great-grandchildren, Kaytlin Jarvis Meek, Kayden Meek and Kayla Meek; stepgrandson, Eric Nelson; stepgranddaughter, Jenifer Piper; one brother, Bart (Betty) Oyler, Kokomo; one sister, Sue Adams, Burlington; and several nieces and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bertha; wife, Olive; one daughter, Kathy Gay Oyler; brother, Robert Oyler; and two sisters, Reba Kirtley and Reeby King.
Due to a scheduling conflict at Judson Baptist Church, funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Church of Christ in Burlington, with Pastor Gary Britton and Steve Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery in Howard County. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Faith Church of Christ and one hour before the service Saturday. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Friday.
Contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or American Heart Association. Funeral services have been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home in Russiaville. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.