Richard Neal May

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Richard Neal May, age 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017.
He was born Aug. 5, 1946 in Magee, Miss., and was the first born and only son of Jimmie Neal May and Helen Marvin May, who have both predeceased him.
Richard is survived by his wife, Constance Fisher May of Cumming; his only son, Jason Wyatt May (Kathleen); and his sister, Linda Elizabeth May; his only grandson, Nathaniel Kevin May, on whom he felt the sun rose and set.
Richard graduated from Gordon High School in Decatur, where he was inducted into the National Honor Society. He then went on to earn an Associate's Degree in Surveying and Mapping at Southern Technical College. There he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He was later President of the local chapter of the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia for 2 years.
He started his own survey business in Duluth, in 1979 as Richard May & Associates. Then in 1985, he purchased the Mize Brothers Survey Company and it became Richard May & Associate's in Cumming. There he ran a successful business until 2007 when he retired. He was one of the highest sought-after expert witness in regards to Land Litigation.
He was a devoted family man who loved being a father and grandfather and passing those skills on to several other boys who always managed to be around him.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 14, from 4-8 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
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McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
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Cumming, GA 30040
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Published in Forsyth County News from July 13 to July 15, 2017