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William Kenneth May

Funeral service for Mr. William Kenneth May, age 72, of Fayetteville, TN (formerly Franklin County), will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Don Gatlin and Bro. David Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Mr. May was born on September 3, 1945 in Beans Creek, Huntland, TN to the late Russell and Inez Virginia Davis May. He attended Brown Teal Road Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish and farm. Mr. May passed away on May 15, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years come this September, Nancy Faye Tankersley May; daughter, Dara Alicia (Mike) Pitts of Fayetteville, TN; daughter-in-law, Tracie Bennett May of Lynchburg, TN; grandchildren, Jordan Lyndsay May, Cayla Lane May, Dalton Bennett May, Levi Keith May, Makensey Delane May, Abigail Mae Pitts, Olivia Brooke Pitts, and William Evan Pitts; brother, Harry Ray “Billy” (Jean) May of Belvidere, TN; sister, Joyce Ann (Wayne) Hayes of Huntland, TN; and siters-in-law, Josephine Thomas and Hermaline Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Keith May.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mr. May.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at ATTN: Memorials Processing, 501 St Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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12 Comments To "William Kenneth May"

#1 Comment By Robin Shelton On May 15, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

Dara, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I hope the memories you have will carry you through to brighter days.

#2 Comment By Linda. Marrs On May 15, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

So sorry for you and Dar a God watch overall. I in the nurse home and been in hospital8 day . be praying f p r all as I will not get to c come

#3 Comment By Katie Womack On May 15, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

So sorry about the loss of your loved one. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time. May God comfort you in this time.

#4 Comment By Garry On May 15, 2018 @ 10:54 pm

The employees of Copperweld would like to send their thoughts and prayers to Mr May’s family,

#5 Comment By Lisa Reese On May 15, 2018 @ 11:01 pm

so sorry Dara…Praying for peace for you all…So hard to loose a parent…Hugs

#6 Comment By Randy Boyd On May 16, 2018 @ 1:55 am

Dara, I’m sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I really enjoyed talking with your dad at the softball games. Our prayers are with you and your family.

#7 Comment By Fay Brazier On May 16, 2018 @ 4:45 am

Nancy and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Kenneth. I would love to be with you all but we won’t be able to. God bless you all and keep you close to Him. I am so glad we had some time with Kenneth and Jeff a few years back. That’s the most I’d ever heard Kenneth talk. I really enjoyed it and we had some really fun times when we were kids. I’m very blessed to have him in my life.
Love to you all.

#8 Comment By Jim & Linda Davis On May 16, 2018 @ 6:21 am

Dear Nancy and family, we were so sorry to hear about Kenneth’s passing. Jim has many fond memories of their childhood days. We would be proud to make a donation to St. Judes Children’s Hospital in Kenneth’s name as it is one of our favorite charities. Sadly, we won’t be able to come down there for the services, but know you’ll all be in our thoughts and prayers.

#9 Comment By Callie Taylor On May 16, 2018 @ 12:45 pm

Nancy and Dara, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved husband and father. May
God’s grace and the love of your family and friends give you comfort and strength during this most difficult time. I love you.

#10 Comment By Crissy McAnally On May 16, 2018 @ 8:56 pm

Dara, I am sorry to hear about your dad.. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.

#11 Comment By LINDA DAVIS & FAMILY On May 17, 2018 @ 2:49 am

So sorry for the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts and PRAYERS are with his family. May God Bless and keep them comforted.

#12 Comment By Penny Massey On May 17, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Kenneth, he was such a nice man. Prayers for comfort and peace in the upcoming days. I am sure he and Hema are looking down at you all and catching up on the time they have missed.