He was born April 2, 1923, in Delaware, Ohio, son of the late Harry and Lydia Graham May.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Virginia E. Hemphill May; infant child, David May; two sisters, Lorena May and Helen Santler; and five brothers, Floyd, Harold, Lester, Pete and Tommy May.
George spent most of his life in Columbus. He was a member of the Plasterers Union and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Church for many years.
He is survived by three sisters, Betty Dinardo, Caroline May and Sophronia Castel; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Porter and Libby G. Crothers; two sons, George May Jr. and Rodney C. May, both of Columbus; a daughter, Roxy A. Brumfield; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
George's caregivers and special friends were Stacy Glenn of Point Pleasant, W.Va. (known as George's “Breath of Sunshine”), Tammie McCleary of Gallipolis, and Virginia Huffman of Crown City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 Second Ave., Gallipolis, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nick Cemetery. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Robert D. Bates, Matthew L. Bates, Ivan Brumfield Jr., Mark Chafin, Craig Knight, Joshua Legg, Timothy S. Brumfield and Paul William Chafin.
May George rest in peace.
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