Max E. Grady age 82, of Portland passed away Friday October 11, 2019 in IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born in Portland January 6, 1937 the son of Edward and Flora (Bell) Grady. He was married September 1, 1965 to Jacqueline Jeter who survives. He was retired from Coca Cola Bottling after 37 years and also had worked for the Commercial Review and as a house painter. He was a US Army veteran, 1955 Portland High School, and member of the American Legion Post #211, Portland Elks Lodge, Portland Moose Lodge, Jay County Hospital volunteer and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Surviving are two daughters Peggy Lu Smiley of Portland and Marcia Lea Snow (husband Brayton) of Fort Wayne, Four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and thirteen great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters Martina Theurer, Martha Sue Keener and Melba Retter.
Funeral services will be Thursday October 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Fr. Robert Moran presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 PM. Memorials can be made to the Pregnancy Care Center.