|Roy D. May, Sr., age 84, of Knoxville, Illinois died on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:10 A.M. at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born on October 22, 1927 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Dale Roy and Margaret Windom May, Sr. He married Charlotte J. Brackett on December 12, 1959 in Rock Island, Illinois. She survives of Knoxville, Illinois.
Also surviving are his children: Michael J. (Lucy) May of Saint Pedro, California; Mary (Jack) Underwood of Baytown, Texas; Roy Dale May, Jr. of Houston, Texas; Joy (Rich) Morris of Milan, Illinois; and Robin Lamb of Galesburg, Illinois. Thirteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. One sister, Shirley Walker of Waterloo, Iowa and one brother, Dale Roy (Dee) May, Jr. of Galesburg, Illinois. His parents, one daughter, Christine Jacobs May, one son, Dale Roy May III, and one brother, Donald, preceded him in death.
He served in the United State Navy during World War II. He worked for the former Maytag of Galesburg, Illinois as a forklift driver for over 38 years. He also worked part-time for the City of Knoxville as a policeman from 1977 until 1994, and then was a member of the Knoxville Police Auxiliary until he retired.
He was a member of the Illinois Police Association and the Galesburg Motorcycle Club in Galesburg, Illinois. He loved and enjoyed his kids and grandkids.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Cremation Rites will be accorded. There will be no funeral services at this time. Fellowship will follow the visitation on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at the Harry W. Philblad American Legion in Knoxville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Charity of the Donors Choice. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com