Maynard Max Greuey

Posted 4/8/20

Maynard Max Greuey, known to his family and friends as “Pete,” passed away at his home in Jasper, Ala., on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the age of 90. He was born on Oct. 27, 1929, to Alex and …

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Maynard Max Greuey

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Maynard Max Greuey, known to his family and friends as “Pete,” passed away at his home in Jasper, Ala., on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the age of 90. He was born on Oct. 27, 1929, to Alex and Lettie Munn Greuey. Pete passed away due to complications from strokes he had suffered many years ago. 

Pete was born and raised on a small farm in Southeastern Ohio. He attended Tridelphia Grade School, and graduated from M&M High School in McConnelsville, Ohio in 1949. He was a member of Malta United Methodist Church in Malta, Ohio and later a member of First United Methodist Church in Jasper, Ala. In his early years, he worked for his older brother, Les, in a sawmill. He and his two brothers, Tommy and Ted, later purchased the business. After selling the sawmill Pete went to work in the coal mines in Ohio, and then moved to Alabama in 1972 to work for Arch Mineral and later retired from Drummond Coal Company. He worked in the mining industry for 33 years where he developed many lifelong friendships.

Pete served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He received his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He then was transferred to Fort Bragg, N.C. as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Pete was a competitive card player and an avid bowler, even building a bowling alley in his basement. He loved to play a family domino game called 42 with his daughters and grandchildren.

When Pete was 69 years old, he suffered a series of strokes which left him paralyzed on the left side. For 21 years he struggled but never gave up. He was an inspiration to everyone who was blessed to know him. 

Pete turned 90 on Oct. 27, 2019. He had a longtime goal of making it to 90 because no one in his large family had ever done so. His daughters hosted a celebration in honor of his birthday. It was held at Malta, Ohio near where he had grown up. It was a highlight for Pete to get to see so many of his family and old friends that he had not seen in years. He was proud to tell anyone and everyone that he was 90 years old.     

Pete is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Jean Greuey. They were married on March 2, 1977. He was quick to tell everyone what a wonderful wife Jean had been. After his stroke she became his primary caregiver. She worked tirelessly to take care of him and she did it with never a word of complaint. Jean was Pete’s angel on this earth.

He is survived by his children, Debbie Eberle (Paul), Becky Bellville (Bob), and Janice Schaad (Joe); stepchildren, Donna Gray, Robin Wright (Haig), and Dickey Baker; grandchildren, Mark Eberle (Crista), Marci Oliver (Jeremy), Shaila Perry (Fred), Nathan Bellville, Allan Schaad (Keri), Colby Bellville (Brooke), Matthew Schaad (Destiny), Ryan Bellville (Shena), Morgan Butler (Ben), and Megan Eberle; step-grandchildren, Rickey Oswald (Stacie), Haig Wright (Emily), Oliver Wright, Molly Wright, and Amy Bette Wright; great-grandchildren, Linden and Jensen Eberle, Tristan and  Hayden Suprano, Caroline Oliver, Bentley Bellville, Robert Charles Bellville, Brison, Brantley, and Brelynn Schaad; step-great grandchildren, John Tucker, Kirsten and Brianna Offenberger, and Anna Kay, Abby Katherine, and Luke Oswald; and sister, Mary Greuey Whitehouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Robbie Bellville; great- grandson, Cohen Bellville; step grandson, Justin Oswald; and six brothers and three sisters.  

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his honor to First United Methodist Church  1800 3rd Ave. S.,  Jasper, AL  35501

 A celebration of life service will be held at a later time.

Wilson Funeral Home and Crematory, Carbon Hill; 205-924-4147