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Max Eugene Wilhoit Sr (1928 - 2002)

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Max Eugene Wilhoit Sr
Born in Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Husband of [private wife (1920s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Casey, Clark, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jun 2014
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Max was born in 1928. He was the son of Kenneth Wilhoit and Mildred Bell. He passed away in 2002.


Max Eugene Wilhoit Sr., 74, of Martinsville, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002 in the Heartland Manor Nursing Home, Casey, IL.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday Aug. 2, at the Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville, IL, with Pastor Randy Murphy, of the Martinsville First Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Private burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Paris, IL.

He was born March 21, 1928, in Paris, IL, a son of Kenneth R. and Mildred Bell Wilhoit of Paris.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce B. Wilhoit of St. Petersburg, FL; two sons, Max Eu "Gene" Wilhoit Jr. and wife Jackie and Kenneth Blair Wilhoit, all of Hilton Head, SC; two daughters, Patricia Wilhoit of Louisville, KY, and Linda S. Rouvet of Charleston, SC; one brother, Robert DeWilhoit of Palm Bay, FL; two aunts, Kathryn Bell Patchett and Evelyn Wilhoit, both of Martinsville; eight grandchildren, April Wilhoit, Holly Neal, Misty Wilhoit, Robin Neal, Rand Rouvet, Max Spooner Wilhoit, Austin Wilhoit and Laura Hesketh; four great-grandchildren, Angel, Kaitlynn, Mikayla and Shane.

Mr. Wilhoit graduated with honors at the Citadel Military College in South Carolina in 1957, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired NASA Aerospace Engineer and Astrospace Physicist. He was active in the development of the U.S. Space Program. He was active in the development of the U.S. Space Program.

A member of the Martinsville First Christian Church and the AmVetsPost #41, Marshall, IL.


  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 March 2018), Max Wilhort in household of Kenneth R Wilhort, Grandview Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 23-10, sheet 7B, line 53, family 132, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 799.
  • Deaths Summary, Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) - Thursday, August 1, 2002
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #6656019

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