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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Kermit C. May

21 August , 19276 October , 2019

Kermit "K.C" Cothran May, 92, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at NHC Nursing Home in Somerville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Jean May, daughters, Marta Vandall and Gynon Moore, eight brothers and three sisters. K.C. is survived by his daughter, Laura Nicastro (Tony), four grandchildren, April Jeffries (Thom), Heather Ray, Kaycee Jackson (Zack), Anthony Nicastro, and six loving great-grandchildren.

Mr. May, along with his twin brother, Kenneth, were born August 21, 1927, on the family farm in Marked Tree, Arkansas to George and Dora May. He loved to tell stories about growing up on the farm and how his brother was called, Fat, and he was called, Slim. He served a short time in the United States Army, before joining Missouri-Pacific Railroad, where he retired after working for more than thirty years. After his retirement he worked for Memphis Funeral Home. Mr. May was an active member of Bethel Grove Lodge, where he served as Worshipful Master, a member of the Scottish-Rite, and was a past Potentate for Al-Chymia Shrine. He was a member of Kensington Baptist Church and later joined Ridgeway Baptist Church. K.C. will always be remembered for his sparkling blue eyes, quick wit, and his love of cornbread and buttermilk.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the May family.

  • FAMILY

  • Laura Nicastro (Tony), Daughter
  • April Jeffries (Thom), Grandchild
  • Heather Ray, Grandchild
  • Kaycee Jackson (Zack), Grandchild
  • Anthony Nicastro, Grandchild
  • and six loving great-grandchildren, 6
  • He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Jean May, daughters, Marta Vandall and Gynon Moore, eight brothers and three sisters.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tommy May
  • Don Holland
  • Thom Jeffries
  • Anthony Nicastro
  • Ricky May
  • Jeff Ray

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, 11 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 11 October , 2019

Memories

Kermit C. May

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Jon Deitloff

10 October 2019

My sincere condolences. I worked at Memphis Funeral Home in the mid ‘90s. K.C. always provided a laugh and great Circus tickets. He said many funny things that shouldn’t be repeated here, but I have repeated them many times. He was a fabulous man and I’m better for knowing him.

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Biography

Kermit "K.C" Cothran May, 92, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at NHC Nursing Home in Somerville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Jean May, daughters, Marta Vandall and Gynon Moore, eight brothers and three sisters. K.C. is survived by his daughter, Laura Nicastro (Tony), four grandchildren, April Jeffries (Thom), Heather Ray, Kaycee Jackson (Zack), Anthony Nicastro, and six loving great-grandchildren.

Mr. May, along with his twin brother, Kenneth, were born August 21, 1927, on the family farm in Marked Tree, Arkansas to George and Dora May. He loved to tell stories about growing up on the farm and how his brother was called, Fat, and he was called, Slim. He served a short time in the United States Army, before joining Missouri-Pacific Railroad, where he retired after working for more than thirty years. After his retirement he worked for Memphis Funeral Home. Mr. May was an active member of Bethel Grove Lodge, where he served as Worshipful Master, a member of the Scottish-Rite, and was a past Potentate for Al-Chymia Shrine. He was a member of Kensington Baptist Church and later joined Ridgeway Baptist Church. K.C. will always be remembered for his sparkling blue eyes, quick wit, and his love of cornbread and buttermilk.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the May family.