Max V. Wilson, 84, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Wichita. He was born March 5, 1928 in Neodesha, the son of John Robert and Dolly Bradley Wilson. Max was raised in Neodesha by his grandmother, Emily Bradley, following the death of his mother when he was five years old. He was a 1946 graduate of Neodesha High School. Max served in the United States Air Force 1946-1947.
On Oct. 21, 1946 in Independence, he was united in marriage to Maxine Morrison. She survives, of the home.
Max was a 1951 graduate of Pittsburg State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and his Master’s Degree in 1958. He received his educational administrative certification from Emporia State University and was a doctorate candidate at the University of Kansas.
In 1951, Max began his teaching career at Galena High School, as an instructor in P.E. and industrial arts. He became the principal at Fredonia High School in 1965 and was named superintendent of schools in USD 484 in July of 1975. Max served in this position for 16 years, retiring in 1991.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Maxine, include a daughter, Linda Hoobler of Wichita; two sons, Terry Wilson of Lawrence, Barry Wilson of Wichita; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A son, Stan Wilson preceded him in death.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Fredonia High School Max V. Wilson Gymnasium. Burial will be in the Fredonia City Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral in the FHS Commons Area. Memorials have been established in his name with Wichita Alzheimer’s Association, 347 S Laura, Wichita, KS, 67211, and the Max V. Wilson Memorial Scholarship and donations may be sent to or left with Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736. Words of condolence for the family may be sent to www.timmonsfuneralhome.com.