Dale Howard May passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Ila. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who lived his life with integrity. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, the former Elmira Ruth Srock.
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Dale was born November 13, 1928 and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, to Jesse Fern Hendershot and Howard Clay May. He remembered fondly his work at Isley's Dairy when he was young. After serving in the U.S. Navy and receiving his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Youngstown State University, he became an electrical engineer working first with Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, and then with Reliance Electric in Ashtabula, Ohio, and Athens, Ga. He retired from Reliance and spent the remainder of his life playing golf, attending grandchildren's sporting events and family functions. He was an elder at Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church and served on the Ila Cemetery Committee for many years. He was a graduate of the 1946 class of Fitch High School.
Dale is survived by six son's: Dale, Jr. (Dameron), John (Ruby), Joe (Michele), David (Kelly), Ron (Kaye), and Jeffrey (Linda) May. He is survived by his grandchildren, Mira (David) Brown, Frank (Melissa), Nathan, Aaron, Daniel, Thomas, Sarah, Nick, Jack, Hannah, James, Jed, Jake, and Laura, and his great grandchildren, Osley and Eliza Brown. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Sampson of Warren, Ohio, and his brother, Glen May of Youngstown, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday October 7, 2012 from 6-9p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday October 8, 2012 at Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church at 12:00 p.m. Revs. Teresa Franklin, Martha Courie, Miriam Dunson and Michele May will officiate. Burial will follow at the Ila Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Ila Cemetery Fund.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and the Elders of Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville has charge of arrangements.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home
963 Highway 98 East
Danielsville, GA 30633
Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012