John Bryan May, Jr.
August 2, 1921 ~ March 30, 2005
Resided in: Asheville, NC
John Bryan May, Jr., 83, of 4 Easy Living Lane, Asheville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mr. May was born in Buncombe County and was the son of the late John B. May, Sr. and Mabel Morris May. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Morris May. He was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and attended Western Carolina Teachers College. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WW II and retired after 42 years with Southern Bell (AT+T). He was a member and past treasurer of the BPOE Lodge #608, Asheville and a member of the Winter Park, FL BPOE Lodge #1830. He was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he and his wife were charter members of the Sprinkle Bible Class. He is survived by his wife, Berdell Colvard May; two sons, Patrick May and his wife Bernice of King George, VA and John H. May and his wife Patricia of San Jose, CA; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Leppert of Asheville and Martha Almon of Wilmington; and three brothers Henry P. May of Doraville, GA, George P. May of Lawrenceville, GA and Glenn H. May of Asheville. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Clodfelter and Mr. Larry Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806, or Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to Eliada Home for Children.