In Loving Memory

William May, Jr.

March 4, 1947 - May 6, 2019


Fairhope, AL

William Elmore May, Jr. (Bill), of Fairhope, Alabama passed away on May 6, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by family.

He was a loving and devoted father, brother, and husband. He was also an inventor, entrepreneur, philosopher, and comedian. He was passionate about music and cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jane Tucker Foreman and William Elmore May, Sr. (Col USAF Ret).

Bill is survived by his children:  Todd Arthur May (Kelly), Huntsville, Alabama; Sean Frecker May (Katherine), Fairhope, Alabama; William Brooks May, New Orleans, Louisiana; Sara (Sadie) Douglass May, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Andrew Maxwell May, Fairhope, Alabama.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Carson Lee May, Madison Tucker May, Harrison Walker May, Sarah Elizabeth May, Huntsville, Alabama; and Myla Grace May, Fairhope, Alabama.

Bill also leaves behind his loving and devoted Colette May and her daughter, Karen C. Danner.

Bill precedes his sisters, Catherine (Kay) Garner (Earl), Abbie Parks (Boyd), Margaret (Peggy) Keller, Melissa Seales (Eddie) and brother, James Tucker May (Colette), and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 12 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Fairhope Municipal Park pavilion.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Big Oak Ranch in Gadsden, Alabama.  A reception will immediately follow the service. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.


  1. Timer And Doris Simonds

    We will never forget his humor. He had a joke for everyone.
    He loved to drive F A S T, but was a extremely good driver.
    He and Timer had many years of friendship.
    Our sympathy is with all his loved ones and special condolence to Colette.
    Timer and Doris Simonds

  2. G. Dan Lumpkin, CMC

    There are some people in your life who add color and who remain simply “Unforgettable”! I am glad to have known you in my life and Love you for all the color you brought to me! This one’s for you Buddy! Rest In Peace! I will never forget you!


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