William “Bill” May, Jr., 94, of Clarksburg passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Salem Genesis Center due to complications associated with COVID-19. He was born November 14, 1925 in Clarksburg, son of the late Rev William C. Sr. and Flora M. Titchnell May.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 74 years, Mary F. Foltz May, Clarksburg; three children, William L May, Clarksburg, Pegi L Bailey and husband Andrew, Clarksburg, and Brian J May and wife Carol, McWhorter; grandchildren, Kasey J Kesner- Pigza and husband Josh, Morgantown, Brianna Hardman and husband Dusty, Stonewood, and Madison P May, McWhorter; great grandchildren, Steven L May, Clarksburg, Carlina Stuart, Clarksburg, Hallie Hardman, Stonewood, and future Baby Pigza; siblings, Windora Rochison, Jeffrey A. May and wife Elizabeth, Karen Sue Fox and husband Robert, all of Pennsylvania; several nieces and one nephew.
Bill was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda A. May Moore and one grandson, William Todd May, both of Clarksburg; one sister, Velma I Butcher; and one nephew, Jody R Butcher, Mississippi.
Bill attended Washington Irving High School prior to his enlistment in the United States Army, where he served his country in the WWII on the European Theater. He was Active at the Battle of the Bulge (Ardennes) and later at Rhineland. Upon completion of his military duties, he was employed for forty six years by Petito Brothers and Byron Construction as a heavy equipment operator, truck driver, general laborer, and sight impaired night watchman. In his spare time, he was an avid vegetable gardener.
Recently, William participated in the May family reconstruction project which is one of the first fifty Y-DNA surname studies in the world. He was a perfect match.
The disease was brought to Bill; he didn’t go out seeking it. Wash your hands, social distance, and wear a mask. It’s a small sacrifice in a time of crisis
The family would like to extend special thanks to John, Paula, Patty, and Brenda for not forgetting and gifting cards, candy, treats, and technology. They would also like to thank and offer encouragement to the staff and friends at Salem Genesis Center for their continued care and due diligence through this global pandemic.
Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory handled the cremation arrangements for the May Family. A graveside service with full military honors will take place at the WV National Cemetery in Grafton at a later date. Online condolences can be made on Davisfuneralhomewv.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the May family.
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