Edwin Maxwell “Max” Fraley


Edwin Maxwell “Max” Fraley, 89, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born April 30, 1927, in Marion County to William and Juno (Ferguson) Fraley.

Max married Jeanie Frances (Uhles) on Aug. 4, 1956. She lovingly survives.

He also is survived his children, Charlotte Harmon of Edinburgh, Linda (Jerry) Lingenfelter of Fairland and James (Angie) Fraley of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Bill (Mary) Harmon, Eddie (Bonnie) Harmon, Jennifer (Tiffany) Foster, Katie Lingenfelter, Ben Fraley, Jaron Fraley and Tony (Lynnsey) Beasley; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is one sister, Marcia Fraley of Indianapolis; and nephew, Bill Fraley of Indianapolis. He also is survived by several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Billy Harmon; and siblings, John B., Delores V., Frances G., Aria E. and Paul Robert.

He was a 1946 graduate of Southport High School.

Max enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later was drafted into the U.S. Army.

He was employed by Allison’s in Indianapolis for 37½ years, retiring in 1990.

Max was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 22 years.

He loved camping, fishing, gardening, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

The Revs. Ted Cole and James Fraley will conduct a celebration of Max’s life at 11 a.m. Friday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin with military honors.

Online condolences may be received at flinnmaguire.net.