Maxwell Wilson

May 18, 1930 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 91)


Maxwell Wilson, a longtime resident of Mt. Washington, KY, was born May 18, 1930 and passed away January 3, 2022 at the age of 91.  Max was born in Russell County, Kentucky, to the late Martin Luther and Mary Ada Foley Wilson. 

He is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Hestena Thomas Wilson, and his wife of 25 years, Betty Booker Riggs Wilson.  He is also preceded in death by son-in-law Jeff Caudill; sisters, Elizabeth Foley, Alice Jean Lee, Helen James, Joann Wilson, Dean Wilson, and Bonnie Franklin; brothers Jimmy Wilson, Everett Wilson, and Bennie Wilson.

Max is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Rex and Sandra Wilson, daughters and sons-in-law Reda and Danny Tabor, Joyce and Floyd Scrogham, and daughter Jeannette Brown.  He leaves behind 9 grandchildren: Stephanie, Amanda, Cassie, Megan, Beth, Shannon, Matthew, Andrew, and Aaron; and 17 great-grandchildren.  Max is also survived by 2 sisters, Emma Thomas and Edith Wilson; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Max served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was employed at General Electric where he retired after 35 years.  Max professed his salvation when he was 17 years old and was a devoted member of Blue Lick United Baptist Church since 1960 where he served as deacon 59 years. He also served as church clerk for over 30 years. Max loved his church family and will be missed by them as well as his family and friends.

His service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Schmid Funeral Home in Mt. Washington, with  Bro. Bertram Davis officiating.  Private burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

The family request that all in attendance wear a facial covering and please, no food.

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