CHARLES CARROL MAY
Charles Carrol May, age 82, of Hurdland, Missouri, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his residence northwest of Hurdland, Missouri.
He was born January 9, 1926, at Milan, Missouri, the son of Charles Fredrick and Mollie Livingston May.
He was united in marriage to Faye Vansickle and she preceded him in death in 1955. To this marriage one daughter Carolyn was born. On May 16, 1959, he was united in marriage to Lavon Botts at Novelty, Missouri and one daughter Carrol Leann was born.
Surviving are his wife Lavon May of Hurdland, Missouri, two daughters, Carolyn Wilhite and husband Rick of Woodward, Oklahoma, Dr. Carrol Leann Boxerman and husband Jeff of Quincy, Illinois, one sister, Maxine Roberts of Camden Point, Missouri, five grandchildren, Lori Juttner, Brian Wilhite, Stephen Boxerman, Katherine Boxerman, Matthew Boxerman, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Faye.
Charles attended schools in Kirksville, Missouri, graduated from Hurdland High School and graduated from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville with a B.S. Degree.
Charles served his country in the United States Army during World War II from May 18, 1944 to May 14, 1946, receiving the World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and two Overseas Bars.
Charles was engaged in farming northwest of Hurdland most of his life. He was employed for twenty years with the Division of Family Services in Kirksville, Missouri and taught Industrial Arts at Novelty, Missouri for five years. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid reader. Charles was a member of the Community Bible Church in Brashear, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. The Reverend Shannon Perry officiated the services. Burial was in the Hurdland I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Music was provided by Lee and Kelly Howerton.
Casket bearers were Bill Fretwell, Sr., Bill Fretwell, Jr., Andrew Fretwell, Stephen Boxerman, Albert Zentz and Fredrick Roberts. Honorary bearers will be Bill Lewis, Harold Vansickle and Kim Smith.
Visitation was after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel in Edina, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Brashear Community Bible Church or World Vision. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.