May, Hildred Perry
Birth: 9-28-1940
Death: 3-22-2019
Comments: Double marker with Edith F. May; m. 9-23-1960
Burial: Union Cemetery
Notes: Originally recorded in a survey on 5-3-2019 and updated on 11-22-2021.
Obituary: Hildred Perry May, age 78, of Hope, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 in Texarkana, TX. He was born September 28, 1940 in Bodcaw, Arkansas to Harry Lawton May and Gladys Idell White May. Hildred was a shop foreman at Bobo and Bain for over fifty years. He loved to go drag racing, fishing, woodworking, and seeing how big he could make his garden. He loved spending time with the grandkids and riding the go-carts/lawn mowers with them. He loved helping “B” work on his new house. He also loved spending time with his kids and vacationing with his wife. Hildred is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Denise Willis, and his brother-in-law James Willis. Hildred is survived by his wife of over 58 years Edith May; two daughters, Melissa Tewalt and husband Michael, Jennifer Foley and husband Kelly; and one son-in-law, Bob Willis. His one brother, Arnold May and wife DJ; and one sister Marilyn Willis. There are eight grandchildren; Braden Tewalt, Heidi Payne and husband David, Dustyn May, Drew Foley, Dylan Foley, Brandon Manley, Eric Willis and wife Jessica, and Brandon Willis and wife Ana; and four great-grandchildren; Madelyn Willis, Hunter Willis, Tyler Hayes, and Jason Payne. Visitation will be 10:00 am Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Hope Chapel until the time of funeral service at 11:00 am with Bro. Mike Puckett and Bro. Curtis Bobo Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery in Bodcaw under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Hope.

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