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May 16, 2014

William Max Rule

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — William Max Rule passed away on October 30, 2013 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Big Stone Gap, VA after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating.

Max was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Korean War and was retired from the parts department at Rich Equipment in Coeburn, VA. His second occupation was being an avid golfer. Max was a member of the Princeton Elks Lodge #1459 and Princeton Moose Lodge #1521. He loved people and had a great sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward James Rule and Mary Jane Crews Rule; and one brother, Bob Rule.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty five years, Nancy Harvey Rule of Wise, VA; a daughter, Robin Lowery and husband Brian of Roanoke, VA; one grandson, Jacob Underwood; one step grandson, Christopher Lowery; one step daughter, Ashlee Puckett; one brother, Frank Rule of Marion, IL; one sister-in-law, Peggy Rule of Waynesboro, VA; two brothers-in-law, Donald Harvey and wife Peggy of Newport News, VA and Douglas Harvey of Millboro, VA; special friends, Stan and Judy Boone of Wise, VA, Charles “Red” Ray of Black Mountain, NC, and Gary Cooper of Richmond, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

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