Max E Swope
1935 - 2018
Max Swope, 83, of Cygnet, went to play Amazing Grace in Heaven with the Lord on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1935, in Wood County to the late Forrest "Frosty" and Nina (Hawk) Swope. He married Marylin Murphy on July 26, 1958, and she survives. Max is also survived by his sons: Craig (Elaine) Swope of Findlay, Gary (Andrea) Swope of Cygnet and Eric (Sandra) Swope of Grand Rapids, OH; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and beloved family members. He was preceded in death by his brother, Merlin Swope, and his sister, Donna Jean Twining. Max retired in 1998 from the Wood County Engineers Office in Bowling Green after 34 years. He was also retired from Gleaner Life Insurance where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore. He was a longtime member of the former Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher, Lay Leader, Pianist and Organist, Youth Fellowship Leader, and on the Board of Trustees. Max was a longtime Henry Township Precinct Committeeman, having served for 19 years. He had formerly been active in the Boy Scouts, and as an assistant Weblos Leader. He loved coaching and being around kids, he was a former 5th and 6th grade basketball coach, and also coached little league baseball in Rudolph and North Baltimore for 8 years. Max was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and gardening, but his greatest love and joy in life was his family. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Duane Weaver officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
515 N. Main St
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
Wednesday, December 26th 2018 1:00-3:00 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, December 27th 2018 10:00-11:00 AM
Thursday, December 27th 2018 - 11:00 AM
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
515 North Main Street
North Baltimore, Ohio 45842
Final Resting Place:
New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]
North Baltimore, Ohio
Church of the Good Shepherd - Swope
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Condolences For Max E Swope
I know he will be missed but we sure enjoyed him while we had him.
Always with a smile and always made you smile-still to this day. Good memories!
Thanks for sharing him with the NB boys.
Fraternally, Kevin Marti
President & CEO
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know your family will be in our prayers.
Dick and Greta
We are so sad to hear of Max’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. His smile will always be remembered.
May the fond memories of him live on forever.
Steve and Cheryl Seibert