The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 12, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, July 12, 2013


Leo Edward May

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy 4:7

Leo Edward May, 81, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, after a 4-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born December 1, 1931, in Pentwater, Mich., he was the son of the late Myron and Dorothy May.

Leo was a retired employee of Consol Roland Mine, a combat-wounded Korean War Veteran, past president of the Beckley chapter of the DAV, and was a member of the Daniels Bible Church.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Jim, Bob and Doran.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Willa; sons, David (Diane) of Sevierville, Tenn., John (Janie) of Kodak, Tenn., Jim (Ruth) of Cool Ridge; daughters, Susan (Mike) Winston of Shady Spring and Jeannie (Craig) Woodrum of Ridgeley, W.Va.; Grandchildren, Chris (Bridget) May of Charleston, W.Va., Steven (Amy) Winston of Beckley, Lynnette May of Sevierville, JC (Emilee) May of Burtonville, Md., Aaron (Amanda) May of Sevierville, Rhea and Catherine May of New York, Michelle (Mike) Addair of Dandridge, Tenn., Kris (Jenny) Imler of Charleston, W.Va., Clayton and Stacey Woodrum of Cumberland, Md. Great-grandchildren, Emma Nunley, Devin Oglesby, Collin and Dillon May, Natalie and Connor Winston, Bryson Imler and Addison Addair. Also survived by sisters: Pat Spain of East Tawas, Mich., and Polly Budke of Haines, Alaska; special friends: Hutch Duncan, Ronnie Lubich and Tom Farley.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.

Service to be held at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, officiated by Pastor Scott Mayberry and Pastor David May. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Pancreatic Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Attn: Dr. Dung Lee.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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