Max LeRoy Presnell Sr

Max LeRoy Presnell Sr., 71, Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, August 9, 2015 following an extended illness.

Max was born in Vigo County, Indiana April 4, 1944 the son of Thomas Presnell and Mary Louise (Long) Presnell. Max graduated from Gerstmeyer High School and then attended college for 3 years. He served his country in the United States Army. Upon his return he worked as a bartender for 40 years. He married Barbara Koester December 4, 2011.

He is preceded in death by three children: Brett Emerson Presnell, Tina Bullock and Andrea Irene Presnell; two brothers: Ronnie Presnell and Tom Presnell; and a sister Brenda Urdin

He is survived his wife Barbara Presnell; Children: Lori Lynn Johnson and husband Steve of Brazil, Max LeRoy Presnell of Tucson, Arizona, Michael Louis Presnell and wife Stephanie of Mesa, Arizona, Crystal (Phelps) Brown and husband Jamie of Denison, Illinois; step-son Rodney Dean Bedwell and wife Cheryl of Sholes, Indiana; step-daughter Karen Dawn Allen and husband Joe of Brazil; grandchildren: Dustin Emerson Presnell, Scott Andrew Presnell, Josh Presnell, Alisia Nichole Johnson, Candace Marie Johnson, Jessie Allen, James Riley Allen II, Sara Thurman, J.J. Bramer, Jennifer Lynn Presnell, Kylee Jean Presnell, Jessi Presnell, Paige Presnell, Tara Wilkinson, Tori Hinesley, Gustafson Jr. and Tyler Gustafson, and step-grandson Danny Jackson; great-grandchildren: Landon Joseph Michael Croy, Athena Isabelle Ruth Johnson, Johnathon Michael Hancock, Jennessa Lynn Hancock, Jordan Emerson Hancock, Kale Sternhagen, Liberty Presnell, Kaylee Presnell, Britney Presnell, Andrea Presnell, Brett Presnell, Mkynzie Bedwell and Sofie Hinesley; a brother John Presnell and wife Xiaopeng Quo Presnell; sisters-in-law Glenda “Cookie” Presnell and Maryanne Presnell; and a brother-in-law Chuck Urdin as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

At his request no services will be held at this time. French Funeral Home, in Brazil, has been entrusted with his care.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.