Earl May

The Covington News - - Local News -

Earl May, 82, of Cov­ing­ton, died March 6. For­merly of Modesto, Calif., and Hous­ton, Texas, Mr. May was a 1943 grad­u­ate of John H. Rea­gan High School in Hous­ton, a mem­ber of Re­dondo Beach Ma­sonic Lodge #328, Past Pres­i­dent of Qual­ity Trav­el­ers Club and past mem­ber of Board of Direc­tors of Hous­ton Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. He re­tired in 1989 af­ter a suc­cess­ful, 45 year ca­reer in the food in­dus­try. One of his great loves was play­ing Santa Claus for 13 years at M. D. An­der­son Can­cer Cen­ter in Hous­ton, where he brought much joy to chil­dren and adults alike. Mr. May be­came a res­i­dent of Cov­ing­ton in 1995 and in 1996, he and his wife joined the Solid Rock Bap­tist Church fam­ily, where he was very ac­tive in the church food bank pro­gram for a num­ber of years.

Sur­viv­ing are wife of 64 years Bil­lie May of Cov­ing­ton; daugh­ters Carolyn Hay­mons of Cov­ing­ton and Ge­or­gia St. Thomas of Jack­son; son and daugh­ter-in-law Michael and Mar­ian May of Ft. Smith, Ark.; grand­sons and grand­daugh­ters-in-law John Hay­mons, Matthew and Nikki Hay­mons, all of Cov­ing­ton, Mark Haney and Joel and Tabitha Hamil­ton of Ft. Smith, Christo­pher St. Thomas of Jack­son; great­grand­chil­dren Har­ri­son and Mat­tie Belle Hay­mons of Cov­ing­ton; brother-in-law Don Moore of Bur­bank, Calif.; sis­ters-in-law Sally May of Hous­ton, Texas, Jean Moore of Gar­land, Texas; aunt Doris Car­roll of Siloam Springs, Ark.; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and many good friends.

Funeral ser­vices for Mr. May will be held to­day, March 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Solid Rock Bap­tist Church with the Rev. Mike Franklin of­fi­ci­at­ing and in­ter­ment fol­low­ing in Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park. Flow­ers are ac­cepted or do­na­tions may be made to Solid Rock Bap­tist Church Build­ing Fund, 8111 Brown Bridge Road, Cov­ing­ton, 30014.

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