DAVID KEITH MAY(1939 - 2014)

DAVID KEITH MAY, 75, of Ceredo-Kenova, went to be with the Lord on Saturday May 17, 2014, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born January 29, 1939, in Huntington, a son of the late Russell and Gladys Riggs May of Huntington. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; a dear brother, Arnold Russell May Jr.; his angel granddaughter, Allison Ann May; and a dear nephew, "Eddie" Dyer. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Juanita Faye Thacker May; their five children, Pamela May of Ceredo-Kenova, David Jr. and Helen May of New Haven, Ind., Robert and Brenda May of Huntington, Russell and Jennifer May of Huntington and Thomas and Angela May of Huntington; nine grandchildren, Keifer May, Joe May, Bobby May, Jared May, Edan May, Daniel May, Justin Hogsett, Zac May and Kaitlin May; seven brothers and sisters, Don and Carolyn May of Ashland, Ky., Daniel and Elaine May of Huntington, Sylvia and Bobby Fortner of Huntington, Grace and Gary Scarberry of Huntington, Florence May of Chesapeake, Ohio, William and Sandy May of Cannonsburg, Ky., and Darlene and Jim Dyer of Chesapeake, Ohio; a host of loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Sunshine Freewill Baptist Church, Huntington, with Rev. Jody Fortner and Rev. Willie May officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Kilgore Cemetery, on German Ridge. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 93 Kenova. Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. Tuesday until time of service at the church. The family would like to give thanks to the caregivers of in home hospice and the staff and members of the Hospice House. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Oceana, W.Va.

Published in The Herald-Dispatch on May 19, 2014