James A. May

Dunfermline – James A. May, 74, of Dunfermline, passed away at 6:00 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 1, 1943 in Canton to Dean E. and Jeanne (Suydam) May. He married Gladys Carver on March 19, 1965 at the St. David Nazarene Church. She survives.

Also surviving are two children; Sandra (Michael) Tomich of Canton, and Allen (Becky) May of Cuba; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph May; brother, Willard May; sister, Janice May.

James worked for the United States Postal Service over 30 years. He was a member of the St. David Nazarene Church. James was also a veteran of the United States Army.

Services will be held at 11 Am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Martha Danielson will officiate. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens with Military Honors in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association, 2580 E. Federal Dr., Decatur, IL 62526 or Buckheart Fire Department. To view James’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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14 Responses to James A. May

  1. Jim Maynard says:

    I was very sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I will be unable to attend the service as we are out of state.

  2. Ronald Jackson says:

    Sorry to learn of Jim’s death. My thoughts and prayers are for Gladys and the family. I was a schoolmate of Jim’s years ago. I am certain that he will be missed.

  3. Ira May says:

    I am Jim’s cousin and was saddened to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I noticed that when I looked at his picture, the older he got, the more he looked like his father Dean. It’s amazing how fast life passes us by in the blink of an eye. Jim was always such a kind and gentle soul and he will be missed. We will not be able to attend his funeral, but will make a donation to his favorite charity.

  4. M.Tandy says:

    My sincere condolences to Gladys & family. So very sorry to learn of your loss.

  5. William Barnett says:

    Sorry to hear about Jim. Gladys your family is in my prayers. Bill Barnett

  6. Elizabeth Haines says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss of Jim, my sincerest sympathy and condolences to Gladys and the family. RIP Jim May. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time, today and always.

  7. Lorenda Spilker says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Gladys and family u are in our thoughts and prayers. Lorenda (Schnarr) and Alvin Spilker.

  8. Darren&Sandra Clendenny says:

    Darren and I are so sorry to hear about Jim. Our sincere sympathy and condolences to you Gladys and your family. Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this very sad time. Jim will be missed by many. May God give you strength and comfort during this time and in the weeks and months to come.

  9. Beckie Cuomo says:

    I sorry for the loss of Jim. my sincerest sympathy and condolences to Gladys and the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time

  10. Ron Shelton says:

    Jim and his family have always been very special to us. Our very Best Wishes and Love, Ron and Pat Shelton

  11. Pandora says:

    I am so deeply sorry to hear about Jim. Gladys and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. All my love, pandy

  12. Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman says:

    Gladys, Sandy, Allen, and other family members,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Although it may seem like you lost Jim some time ago, this just makes it final. It still makes it difficult! Prayers for comfort and peace.

  13. Duane Graham says:

    My condolences to Jim’s family, Jim was my Dad’s (Donald R Graham, 1929 to 2011) cousin. My Grandfather was Jennie’s half brother his name was Robert Albert Graham, usually went by Albert, he lived in Peoria. I’m Donald’s son Duane, live in East Peoria.

    Again sorry for your loss.


  14. Bill Juraco says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I knew him mostly from working at the Canton Post Office and he would come in to get the mail for Dunfermline. I was his brother Bill’s neighbor for many years and would see Jim there on occasion. Always a very nice man and was a pleasure to know him. You will be in my prayers and you go through this difficult time.
    God Bless

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