Max was born March 13, 1925, in Brazil, Ind., to Dorothy Reese Cheesman.
He retired from Greenbrier Apartment Complex in Terre Haute in maintenance. Max was a U. S. Navy Veteran and member of the American Legion.
Max is survived by his wife, Pauline (White) Reese, Worthington; two children, Cheryl Blevens, Brazil; Duane (Awana) Reese, Des Moines; five step-children, Gloria Blalock, Ruth Blackenship, Millie Apple, Kenneth Pruett, and Joy Owens; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren and 24 step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his Mother and one half-sister.
A memorial service will be held at Folsom Memorial United Church, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, with Rev. Terry Marker officiating.
Friends may call at the church after 10 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be given to SonShine Food Pantry.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com