It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the death of Lewis “Lew” E. May, Sr. (MSgt/Ret) who deceased of heart failure at the age of 75 on October 18th at his home at 4271 Cove Rd; Jasper, GA 30143. He was born on December 30, 1939 to Lewis E. Mar Sr. and wife Vada Moore May.
He is survived by his loving wife Debra; dedicated sons, Lewis E. May, III of Denver, CO, Martin May of Hampton, VA; devoted Daughter Cynthia McClain of Virginia Beach, VA; Step-daughters: Amy Bishop of Jasper, Kelly Kirk of Jasper, GA, Amanda Johnson of AL, Kim Chambers of Jasper Brother: Charles “Chuck” May of Bloomington, IN; Grandson: Forrest Lern Kuler and eight awesome step-grandchildren
The funeral service will be held 3:00p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home located at: 206 Holly St – Jasper, GA 30143 (706) 253-7500. Interment will be at 10:30a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Georgia National VA Cemetery in Canton, GA located at: 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr; Canton, GA. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. until 9p.m.on Tuesday; 9a.m.until 9:00p.m., and on Wednesday from 9a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.
Lew began his Combat Control Team career at Sewart AFB, TN during 1963 followed by assignments to the teams at Wiesbaden, Viet Nam and Langley. He was a member of the USAFE Blue Master Parachute Team during 1966 while at Wiesbaden. Upon his military retirement he was employed by the FAA in Oklahoma City, OK.
Lew was one of the finest men that one will ever know, and may you Rest in Peace my friend,