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Updated: 09/28/2013 08:00:02AM

Max M. Wones

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Max M. Wones, age 76, of Venice, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

He was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Sidney, Ohio, where he lived and worked until he moved to Venice in 1983. Max was a manufacturer’s sales rep and also owned Wones Shell Service and an excavating business. In Venice, he owned and operated Amtruck Repair Services for 25 years.

Max loved boating, woodworking and golf and he enjoyed restoring automobiles. He was also a devoted member of First Church of God South Venice.

Max is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly; three children, Gregory (Susan) of North Port, Fla., Peggy (Tony) Davis of Sidney, Ohio, and Marcy Rimes of Venice, Fla.; a brother, Wayne (Sharon) Wones of Celina, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Christina, Caroline, Brittany, Heather, Ciara, Bristol and Adelina; and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Anabelle and Haley.

Max was preceded in death by his sister, Opal Bartels, in 2006 and his son Jeff Wones in 1957.

Services: A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at First Church of God South Venice. To send condolences, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of God South Venice, c/o Expansion Fund, 351 Orange Road, Venice FL 34293.