D. Eugene “Gene” May, 76, of Warsaw, IN passed away at 8:32 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home. He was born on December 28, 1944 in Paintsville, KY to German Wiley & Edna Ethyl May.
He attended Atwood High School and was a United States Vietnam Army veteran. He was married on September 2, 1972 in Warsaw, IN to Carol S. White who survives. He retired from Chore Time - Brock in Milford after 8 years and formerly worked various local RV factories including Heckaman Homes in Nappanee for 20+ years. He formerly lived in Kentucky and Michigan before moving to the Atwood / Warsaw area in the early 1960’s.
He enjoyed gardening & nature, studying & learning history, and going to his grandchildren’s activities. He also enjoyed writing, recording, and performing music. He played in multiple rock bands through the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
He is survived by:
Wife – Carol May of Warsaw
Daughter – Laurie (Kyle) Patterson of Leesburg
3 Sons – Eric May of Leesburg, Josh May of Warsaw, and Jeremy (Terri) May of Bourbon
5 Grandchildren – Cameron Patterson, Shayla May, Alysha May, Makenna May, and Javan May
Sister – Elizabeth (Richard) Waters of Walbridge, OH
2 Brothers – Bill (Edith) May of Claypool & Richard (Janice) May of Warsaw
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister – Virgie Music- Rhoby, 3 brothers – Patrick, Kenneth, and Beecher May, 2 step sisters – Susie Davis & Barb Francis, and 2 step brothers – Con & Robert May.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. No public services will be held.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581 or American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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