Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home & Rest Hills Memorial Park
7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR
Garland Clark May
March 6, 1926 – August 1, 2020
Garland Clark May passed peacefully from this life to the next on August 1, 2020 in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born March 6, 1926 in Okolona, Arkansas to Leland and Daisy May. He lived most of his life in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a hard worker. He found great joy in providing for his family. He worked most of his life at May Construction Company in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was tough as nails, so much so, his nickname was “Rock”. In his early years he worked a lot of jobs out West to make a living. He did everything from cutting lumber in Northern California to working in the mines, to loading iceberg lettuce in railroad cars. He told great stories from those days. He loved Bullfrog hunting and deer hunting. He had a green thumb and loved growing tomatoes and working in his garden. He was the world’s best PaPa. He gave great wheelbarrow rides. He had a simple, honest love for his family. He adored his “sugar”, Faye, his bride of 63 years, and he especially loved her cornbread. He would melt when the great grandchildren were around. He was proud of them all and they brought him great joy, even till the end of his days. He also served in the Navy and was one of the handful of men who watched the thermonuclear bombs testing from a Navy ship near the Marshall Islands. He appreciated the simple things of life, like family and a good glass of tea or buttermilk and always looked forward to Thanksgiving every year around his table. He became a serious Jesus follower in the last 4 years of his life. He understood the word “grace” and talked openly about the Love of God. His favorite hymn was “Precious Memories”. He was preceded in death by his father Leland May and his mother Daisy May. He is survived by his wife Faye; daughter Pam Hall and husband Jim; grandchildren Ben Hall and wife Amy; Jordan Ross and husband Nick; Julie Schwilling and husband Chris; five great grandchildren Aowyn, Simon and Henry Hall; Miles Ross; Ruby Schwilling; and one sister Margaret Fewell. A private family graveside service will be held at Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Arkansas on Wednesday August, 5th at noon. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in Memphis or New Heights Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Private Family Graveside Service
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Garland Clark May
Leslie (McDonald) Cloer
August 10, 2020
Faye and family,
Clark was such a wonderful, kind man. He was our beloved North Little Rock neighbor for all of my childhood, and remained my parents neighbor for so many more years. I loved that the husband of my elementary school favorite lunch lady lived on my street. Clark would always take time with my brother and me anytime he was outside even though he probably had so many other things to do. From childhood to adulthood, he was someone that our entire family knew we could rely on for anything. We are so sorry for your loss and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers for comfort.
August 4, 2020
Fay and Pam,
Jim and I am so sad to read about Clark’s death in today’s paper.
May we attend the service?
Clark is a very special man growing up in my life. The comment about bullfrog hunting brought back special memories of just him and me.
Things that happened when working at May Supply in the summers when I was 13-14 -15 years old and Clark taking “care of me.”
He was a great care taker of all things , people and property the many many years we worked together. So many stories, so many people and projects.
I don’t think I ever missed visiting a time when he was in the hospital. I’d take a deep breath knowing the sheet and bandage was coming up “Look Lew what they did to me”.
Jim and I have tried to contact many times the past years.
I have some pictures for you and hope to see you tomorrow.
Love you all, may God bless you and God bless Clark. Much more than a cousin, a very special MAN!