Max D. Richardson

Max D. Richardson, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Oct. 1, 2019, at 6:35 p.m. at Tipton Place in Huntington.

Mr. Richardson was a member of The Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews for many years. He was a 1944 graduate of Huntington High School and also attended The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1968. He was employed at the First National Bank in Huntington for 39 years, from 1946 to 1985, and was later employed as branch manager of the Bippus State Bank office in Huntington from 1985 until his retirement in 1988. On May 3, 1993 Hee was employed by CF Industries as a safety guard from May 1993 until he retired in June 2010 after 17 years of service.

Mr. Richardson was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy Amphibious Forces until 1946 in the South Pacific. He was awarded the following campaign ribbons: Asiatic, Pacific, Philippine Campaign and American Theatre Victory Medal. He was a 50-year member of Amity Lodge 483 in Huntington. He was a former member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Mizpah Shrine, a former member of the Optimist Club, the Toastmasters Club and the Foremans Club. He served as Huntington County councilman from 1978 until 1986.

He was born May 28, 1926, in Huntington to Manford “Mandy” and Mary J. Young Richardson. He married Maxine L. Schultz on March 3, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 2019.

After retiring, he and his wife Maxine enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children and their Max was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy Amphibious Forces until 1946 in the South Pacific. He was a 50 year member of Amity Lodge #483 in Huntington. He was a former member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Mizpah Shrine. Former member of the Optimist Club, the Toastmasters Club and the Foremans Club later known as the Industrial Management Club. Max served as Huntington County Councilman 2nd District from 1978 until 1986. He was awarded the following Campaign Ribbons – Asiatic – Pacific, Philippine Campaign and American Theatre Victory Medal.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life,
Survivors include two sons: Timothy (Rowena) Richardson, of Huntington, and Mark Richardson, of Roanoke; a daughter: Ann (Dean) Hauke, of Huntington; two brothers, Dean Richardson, of LaMesa, CA, and Lowell (Marjorie) Richardson, of Andrews, six grandchildren, Amy Richardson, Sarah (Joseph) Christ, Elijah (Katie Beth) Richardson, Rachel (Jordan) McCoy, Caleb Richardson and Rebecca Hauke; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held immediately after calling at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeffrey Necessary officiating. Entombment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Memorials are to Heartland Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

The online guest book may be signed at www.myersfuneralhomes.com.