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Joseph E. May

February 2, 1941 December 14, 2018
Joseph E. May
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Obituary for Joseph E. May

Joseph Elmer May, age 77, of Mattoon passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 at OSF Medical Center, Urbana.
Memorial Services honoring the lives of Joseph and his daughter, Cynthia May who passed on December 8, 2018 will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Marshall Avenue Christian Church, 620 South 26th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Joseph was born on February 2, 1941 in Trowbridge the son of Elmer and Lucy (Ballinger) May. He married Ellyn Storm on June 4, 1960.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ellyn May of Mattoon, IL; sons, Don Tucker a nephew who was raised like a son of Mattoon, IL and Joe (Tina) May Jr. of Arthur, IL; daughter, Susan (Alan) Johnson of Arthur, IL; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Steve) Muehl of Lafayette, IN and Marge (Paul) Walk of Sigel, IL; and many precious nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy Kay May; grandson, Owen Cunningham; and sister, Flo VanBergen.
Joseph retired from Coca Cola after several years of dedicated service. He will be remembered as a hard worker, jack of all trades and master of many. Joseph enjoyed endless hours of mowing with his friend Steve Petak. He was a father figure to several of his nieces and nephews. Most of all, Joseph enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the family.


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Visitation

Friday

21

Dec

11:00 AM 12/21/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Marshall Avenue Christian Church

620 S. 26th St.
Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Marshall Avenue Christian Church
620 S. 26th St. Mattoon 61938 Illinois
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

21

Dec

1:00 PM 12/21/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
Marshall Avenue Christian Church

620 S. 26th St.
Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Marshall Avenue Christian Church
620 S. 26th St. Mattoon 61938 Illinois
United States

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