John Edward May

John Edward May, age 75 of Carlyle, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Mr. May was born on October 23, 1940, in Alton, Illinois, a son of Albert and Evelyn May. He married Evelyn Dennison on June 12, 1976, in Pearl, Illinois, and she survives in Carlyle.

Mr. May is also survived by his children – Linda Lacey and fiancé Allen Porter of Kane, Illinois, Betty Jo Jason and husband Steven of Fidelity, Illinois, Pamela Linder and husband Richard of Mattoon, Illinois, Andrew Dennison and fiancé Sue Kayser of Carlyle, Johnny May of Carlyle, Mechelle Edmiston and husband Tim of Fidelity, Wayne May and husband Joyce of Kane, Rebecca Mitchell and husband Chuck, Jr. of Carlyle, Jason May and wife Crystal of Carlyle, and Margaret Richardson and Brad of New Delhi, Illinois; 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and a brother – Leroy May and wife Inga of Fosterburg, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 grandchildren – Angel Lacey, Zale May, and Christopher May; and a sister – Betty Trevizo.

John worked as a saw operator at Lewis and Clark Sawmill in West Alton, Missouri for many years and retired from Simonton Sawmill in Carlyle. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and he enjoyed fishing, collecting cars, puzzles, and tinkering with saws and lawnmowers.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Carlyle with Rev. Mark Goldman, officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. May are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans, and will be received at the church or at Zieren Funeral Home.

Zieren Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231
(618) 594-3151

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