Robert May

February 26, 1940 - November 21, 2021

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Robert Wayne May, 81, of Mechanicsburg went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 26, 1940, in Mechanicsburg, Ohio to Grover and Nancy (Carter) May. Bob was a 1959 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School where he participated in basketball and football. He was a member of Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship and a retiree from Navistar. He volunteered for 10 years at Mercy Memorial Hospital in the Well Child Clinic where he accepted sweets as his pay. He was a 4-H adviser for several years and loved coaching his daughter's softball teams. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and great grandfather and cherished friend. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports, march in the band, raise livestock and just simply growing up and travelled many miles in support of their activities. He was an avid Buckeye fan and would assist with coaching from his recliner.
He is survived by his wife Carole (Bennett) May of 48 years, his two sons Jeffrey (Carol) May, West Mansfield and Barry May of Urbana, two stepchildren Kelly(Chris) Barnett of Sparta , and John(Betsy) Bennett ,Mechanicsburg, six grandchildren Kylee(Jeremy Smith), Ryan (Rachel) Barnett, Lexis, Brock and Linzie Bennett ,Eddie Brunson, five great grandchildren, Velma Cordial of Canal Winchester, sister -in-law Janet (Hershell) Burkes, brother in law William( Doris) Jones and many nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Cleveland May, three sisters Janet Dillion, Dorethea May and Barbara Dillion.
Bob's family would like to thank Loving Care Hospice of Marysville, with special thanks to Mark Miller, and thanks to family and friends for all their kindness and support.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in the Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship Church. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Mark Ryan officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship, 4401 Allison Road, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 or to the Loving Care Hospice, 779 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Pam and Bill Spires - Nov 26, 2021
There is a song about a man entering heaven, people everywhere greeting him and saying, "Thank you for giving to the Lord,I am a life that was changed". Thank you Bob for giving to the Lord we are two life's that were change by you and Carole by your generous heart and faithfulness to our Lord. Love you Carole and I know God is holding your hand through the days ahead. Sincere sympathy to all of your family .
george &penny - Nov 24, 2021
sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers
Pam (Ballenger) Cutlip - Nov 24, 2021
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed talking to to Bob and Carole. You have our Prayers and Sympathy
Tim Moore - Nov 24, 2021
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a fine man and will be missed. Prayers of peace for all.
Susan Boerger - Nov 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May it bring you peace to know he’s rejoicing in heaven with his Lord and Savior. Prayers for peace and healing for your family.
Rachel brown - Nov 23, 2021
He was a awesome guy sorry for everyones loss and I love you all
Vicki - Nov 23, 2021
Carole and John, We’re so sorry to hear about Bob passing🙏❤️
Velma Cordial - Nov 23, 2021
beautiful picture and obit. He was a wonderful brother.
Debbie Moore - Nov 23, 2021
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to Carole and the family.
Maria (Baltes) Baker - Nov 22, 2021
Family I’m sorry for the loss of Bob, he was a great guy, I always loved running into him, and catching up. He will be missed. Hugs, and Prayers during this time. Maria Baker and Peg Baltes
Ginger Growdon - Nov 22, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear about Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Carole, and the family.
Mike and Debbie Love - Nov 22, 2021
So sorry to hear this news! Bob was a great guy, and I always enjoyed our conversations. Rest in Heaven, my friend!!
Jack & Diane Patton - Nov 22, 2021
The earth lost one of the best this week but heaven gained a gem. The memories we have of times with Bob are precious. We will miss you, dear friend.
Barry Dunham - Nov 22, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of one of the most loving and kind persons on the face of this earth. He was a thoughtful man, always caring for his fellow man and his great family, that I know he loved so dear. I have so many great memories of spending time with him and his great family! This world will be so empty with his loving sole not in it. My feelings of love and sorry go out to his entire family, you all mean so much to me! God bless you Bob, until we meet again!
Gary Carter and Family - Nov 22, 2021
Our deep sympathy for all of you. We remember Bob fondly.
Kathy Stewart - Nov 22, 2021
What a great man..I was blessed knowing Bob. Prayers for the family.. until we meet again Bob!
John & Connie Cordell - Nov 22, 2021
There are no words that we can say that will make your heart hurt any less. But, remember the many people that loved you are here to help you in any way we can. We will start with prayers for your entire family.
Linda Baldwin - Nov 22, 2021
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. May God give you peace during this time.

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