OBITUARY

Sherman Lee May Jr.

September 14, 1943December 25, 2018
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Sherman Lee May Jr., age 75 of St Petersburg, FL died December 25, 2018. He was born September 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL to parents Sherman Lee May Sr., and Lydia (Wiedenhoeft) May. He and his wife Tammy moved to Florida in 1968 from Chicago. He was employed for 24 years by Aherns Auto Care. He was also a veteran of the US Air Force. Sherman was an avid golfer, and was a loyal Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox fan. Survivors include his wife of 58 years Tammy (Little) May, a son; Guy May (Tracey), daughters; Lana Taaffe (Steven), Missy Turner (Cliff), and Kathy Bjurholm. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren; Michael Appugliese, Stephanie Pribyl, Nicole Appugliese, Steven Taaffe, Jacob Bjurholm, Brooke May, Ashley Turner, Clifford Turner, Hannah Lee, and Brianne May, and ten great grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 at Beach Memorial Chapel 301 Corey Avenue St Pete Beach, FL from 2 to 5 pm. Mr. May will be laid to rest in Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL. The family requests optional casual attire at the gathering.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Friday, January 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sherman Lee May Jr.

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Missy Turner

April 11, 2019

I love and miss you so much my amazing daddy❤️ Thank you for being The most wonderful daddy in the world !

Wayne and Mary Anne Duso

January 26, 2019

We were deeply saddened to learn about Sherm’s passing. We are seasonal here in Florida and were told to go to Ahern’s and ask for Sherm if we ever had any car trouble. He was always so good to us, always so kind. We will sincerely miss him. God Bless Sherm and his family that he was always made him so proud.
Wayne and Mary Anne Duso

DOLORES MORRIS

January 5, 2019

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Sherman will be remembered well and missed a lot.
Warren and Dolores Morris

Jerry Counts

January 5, 2019

Thank you to Sherman and his family for the years they gave to NWLL so kids could play ball and stay out of trouble. I had the pleasure to play for Mr. May in all-stars my 12yo year. He was a quality coach and a good man.

I remember the games I played for him like it was last week, but it was 39 years ago. First game we played Seminole, and they had a giant 6'2" 12yo pitcher. We both threw no hitters and he walked Teddy. Teddy stole home. Teddy ran like Ben Johnson.

Baypoint was beating everyone by 15+ runs. I thought they were unbeatable. First inning I walk 3 and, ear hole two more. Coach May comes out on the mound, says to me, keep walking them. He's laughing. I couldn't believe it. He said, it's gonna rain any minute, and if it stays in the first inning, we start from scratch tomorrow. We'll kick the crap out of them then, and walked off laughing. He was right. We did. We tried so hard to get to the state tournament for you and Frank, but we missed by 1.

It was a pleasure playing for Sherman May, and what you and your family did for the kids of NW St. Pete was nothing short of wonderful.

Thanks Mr. May, and your family. You made a lot of kids childhood special.

Jerry Counts.

April Hemby

January 3, 2019

My heart goes out the the entire May family. Tammy has been my best friend since moving to Florida in 1981.
Know that he is at peace now; and I will not worry about Tammy, her awesome family will be keeping close eyes on her!
God speed Sherman May. (I've had this photo for a long time..... had to share). Love you all.....

Rodney Beeson

January 1, 2019

So sorry to hear of Sherman's passing. Peace be with all of the family left behind.

David Carr

December 29, 2018

I was one on many player's that Mr. May coached. I remember well during our games his biggest cheering section was right up in the stands, Mrs. May and his 3 girls. Mr.May was a great coach that I will never forget. My deepest sympathy for the May family.

Janet Ahern

December 29, 2018

Sherman was an amazing man. There are so many family members, friends, coworkers and customers that will deeply mourn his passing. I will always remember Sherman for his total dedication and loyalty of 24 years as our Service Manager and for his love for his beautiful family. I will always remember his beautiful smile that would brighten everyone's day that came into contact with him. As I sat at his desk this week it was heartwarming to hear how much his coworkers, the customers, delivery men, mailman and the salesmen loved him and how much they will miss him. Many are at a loss for words.

I used to come in on Monday morning and ask him how his weekend was, that smile would get brighter because he would tell me about his family gathering for that weekend and say how much he enjoyed it. He was so proud of all of you.

I was honored that the family invited me to come see Sherman before his passing and was able to see why he loved his family so much. They clearly loved and respected him as much as he did them.

My thoughts and prayers will always be with you and the family through this heartbreaking time.

Louis Averbeck

December 27, 2018

My prayers forTammy and family, I am fortunate to have known Sherman for over 30 Yrs. You will be missed my friend

Kathy Bjurholm

December 27, 2018

His Daddy and his lovely wife💟

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Biography

Sherman Lee May Jr., age 75 of St Petersburg, FL died December 25, 2018. He was born September 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL to parents Sherman Lee May Sr., and Lydia (Wiedenhoeft) May. He and his wife Tammy moved to Florida in 1968 from Chicago. He was employed for 24 years by Aherns Auto Care. He was also a veteran of the US Air Force. Sherman was an avid golfer, and was a loyal Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox fan. Survivors include his wife of 58 years Tammy (Little) May, a son; Guy May (Tracey), daughters; Lana Taaffe (Steven), Missy Turner (Cliff), and Kathy Bjurholm. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren; Michael Appugliese, Stephanie Pribyl, Nicole Appugliese, Steven Taaffe, Jacob Bjurholm, Brooke May, Ashley Turner, Clifford Turner, Hannah Lee, and Brianne May, and ten great grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 at Beach Memorial Chapel 301 Corey Avenue St Pete Beach, FL from 2 to 5 pm. Mr. May will be laid to rest in Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL. The family requests optional casual attire for the gathering.