Max Christopher Basye, age 68, of Oronogo, MO, passed away on October 13, 2020, at his home, following a sudden illness.
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Max was born on February 6, 1952 in Joplin the son of the late Robert H. and Frances (Teeter) Basye. Max served in the United States Navy. He married Lorraine Wells on May 22, 1982, in Joplin and they were blessed with two children. He owned and operated Basye’s Wilhite Sign Company. He retired in 2004 but continued to do a multitude of odd jobs. He was a member of Christ’s Church of Oronogo.
Max loved hunting, fishing, and anything to do with the outdoors. He had a passion for helping people experience the outdoors in the same way he loved it so much. He loved people and could talk to anyone. He loved sharing his love for Jesus with everyone he met. More than anything on earth, Max loved being with his family and especially his grandchildren. If his grandchildren were doing something fun, Max always wanted to be there with them. He was a wonderful “Papa”.
Max is survived by his wife, Lorraine Basye, Oronogo; one son, Isaiah Basye and wife Autumn, Carl Junction, MO; one daughter, Sarah Basye-Eidson and husband Aaron Eidson, Carl Junction, MO; one brother, Jerome Basye, Joplin; two sisters, Mary Thornberry, Bartlesville, OK, and Becky Clow, Sunrise Beach, MO; and six grandchildren, Olivia Eidson, Caroline Eidson, Harrison Eidson, Margot Eidson, Maxx Basye and Gideon Basye. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert C. Basye, and an infant son, Josiah Basye.
Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ’s Church of Oronogo. Mark Christian and Dan Mitchell will officiate. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation immediately following the service.