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.
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