William May Sr.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Loving husband and father, William Joseph May Sr., left this earth and went home to heaven Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006.

He was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Cape Girardeau to Martha and Jesse May.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, longtime truck driver, stunt car driver, woodworker, and avid motorcycle enthusiast, among other things.

Loving survivors include wife, Roswitha "Rose" May of the home; four sons, William Jr. and Jesse of Cape Girardeau, Donald Joe of San Antonio, Texas, Michael Winder of Illinois; two daughters, Tammy Fitzgerald of Farmington, Mo., Connie Kanavich of Texas; a sister, Shirl (Moe) Heath of Hartsburg, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Caleb Revelle of the home, Catlyn Revelle of St. Louis, Casey May of San Antonio, Misty, Chelsea, and Michelle Winder of Illinois, Ryan Kanavich of Columbia, Mo.

Also surviving are numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Bill led a very full and exciting life.

There was not much he did not accomplish that he set out to do.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jeanetta May; and a stepfather, Irving Bagby.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Do not cry for me,

For I am not here,

Be happy for me,

For I am now safe at home.

There will be no funeral or services.

Friends and family may call at his home.

Announcement courtesy of Ford and Sons Funeral Home.