Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave, Versailles, OH


Lewis May

March 5, 1938May 2, 2020

Lewis May, 82 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully on Saturday May 2, 2020 at 5:00 AM at his residence with his family by his side. He was born March 5, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Frank & Cecilia (Voskuhl) May. He served his country honorably in the Army National Guard. He was a lifelong farmer and worked for Midmark for 15 years retiring in 2000. He was a very religious and devoted family man that took care of his immediate and extended family throughout the years. He was a lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church; the Versailles Knights of Columbus # 1756; the Greenville Eagles, the Greenville Moose Lodge; and Darke County Right to Life. He loved traveling, the Great Darke County Fair and dancing. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Urban, Wilbur, & Arthur May; his brother in law: Roger Knapke; his sister in law: Mary Jane May. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Alma (Weitzel) May of Versailles whom he married September 18, 1965; his children & spouses: Bernie & Heidi May of Versailles, Wanda & Brian Romie of Piqua, Daniel & Rebecca May of Gettysburg, Frank May of Versailles, Justin May of Versailles; his grandchildren: Lori, Kristina, & Ben Romie, Lily George, Troy, Lizzy, Ava, & Adam May; great grandchildren: Bryson & Marcus Lafoe; his sisters & brother in law: Cathryn Knapke of Chickasaw, Alma & Fred Broerman of Versailles; sister in law: Gloria May; numerous nieces & nephews. Due to the current health restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic there will be a private family Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons Celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Right to Life.


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Bob Turpen

May 20, 2020

Lewis was a classmate from the first grade on. I always enjoyed chatting with him at Class of 56 Reunions. Lewis was a good man . I'll miss you old friend. . .

Bob Turpen

sheila spahr

May 8, 2020

Alma, Wanda & Family
So very sorry to hear of Mr. May's death.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sheila S.

Les Wenning

May 7, 2020

Alma and family, Whenever Lewis came to our Ford dealership he “made my day”. Lewis was always upbeat and very ornery. Alma you obviously had your hands full with this guy. Know that I join you in missing him. Our 55th Class Reunion was cancelled for this year but know that it might happen next year. I will try to notify you even though I am not on the committee. Alma take care of yourself and tell your family I am sorry . Your friend , classmate and Ford Dealer. Les and Pat Wenning . Ft Recovery

Rhonda Moorman

May 7, 2020

Bernie, Sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
Keith & Rhonda Moorman

Janet Rinderle

May 7, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my prayers.

Linda Hunt

May 5, 2020

Prayers of Comfort for all a very good and kind man so glad we got to know the whole family.Alma take care of yourself and let the kids help you there is nothing like having your family around Love you all always.

Jacob and Lyndsay Dirksen

May 5, 2020

Alma and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers will be sent out for you.

Sally Behr

May 5, 2020

Alma and Family.
My Thoughts and Prayers are for you and family.
Lewie had a heart of Gold.
God Bless all of you.

Connie Seibert

May 4, 2020

I remember going over to the May’s house years ago before David and I got married, and Louis told Dave “ you better marry that girl before she gets away because she might be the only one that will put up with your crap!” Just loved his humor and he always was a very kindhearted man. He raised such sweet and compassionate children as well. He will truly be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to Alma and the family.

Gary & Bonnie Lochtefeld

May 4, 2020

Our sympathies to Alma, Bernie, Wanda, Danny, Justin, Frank, and spouses & grandkid: Lewis always brought Sunshine in a room & had a great personality! Prayers & Hugs to each and everyone of u!
Gary & Bonnie


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