Dr. Will "Doc" May passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, in a motorcycle accident near Fabens, Texas. He was 71.
He was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Sharon, Pa., to Lawrence and Marie (Dolan) May.
He was a Vietnam War veteran and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel.
Dr. May was a construction electrician for several years after serving in the Army. He became a chiropractor after visiting one because of a doctor's diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. May has been a chiropractor for more than 40 years. At the time of his death, he was a chiropractor in Alamogordo since opening his practice in August 2005.
He had run four ranches and three restaurants, as well as his chiropractic business and was a constitutional candidate in the June 2010 primary election for sheriff in Otero County. He was also a member of the American Legion and American Legion Riders in Alamogordo.
Survivors include his wife, Debby May; stepdaughter Joanie Lasiter, both of the family home; his daughter Sonya Surrett and husband, Jerry; two grandchildren, Maranda and Katy Surrett, all of Oxford, Ala.; two brothers; and four sisters, including Barbara Vass, of Tucson, Ariz.
Memorial services will be at the American Legion Post 34, 20880 U.S. Highway 70 West, at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army. The flag cordon will be provided by the Patriot Guard Riders. The May family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 1 to May 8, 2013