Nelson R May
Nelson R May

May 1, 1930 - February 24, 2017
Born in Frederick, MD
Resided in Frederick, MD

Obituary

Mr. Nelson R. May, 86, of Frederick, Maryland passed away at home on February 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Martha K. Edwards May who passed away on November 23, 2009 for 58 years. Born in Frederick, Maryland on May 1, 1930, he was the son of the late James Harvey May and Clemma V. Bidle May. Nelson graduated from Frederick High School, Class of 1947. He served as Senior Class Treasurer and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was an accountant and retired in 1990 from Central Maryland Farm Credit, Frederick, Maryland, as Vice-President, Finance and Administration. Nelson enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948. He attended Draftsman's School at Fort Warren, Wyoming. In 1949 he was assigned to Headquarters, 20th Air Force, Air Intelligence, on Okinawa, Japan. During the Korean War, he served at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Air Force Intelligence Cable Section. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1955. He was a Life Member and Post Commander of Amvets Post 2, Frederick, and a member of: American Legion Post 11, Frederick; V.F.W. Post 3285, Frederick; Korean War Vet. Association, Chapter 142, Frederick; Korean War Last Vet. Club, Am Vets Nat. Sad Sacks, Sack 101, Frederick; Air Force Association, Central Maryland Chapter 145; The Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland and the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. Nelson and Martha spent many years working on each family history and had an extensive Civil War and American History library. Nelson's great, great Uncle, Wesley Marken, was a member of the Potomac Home Brigade, Union Army, was captured at Charles Town, W. VA: by John Mosby and died in Andersonville Prison, Georgia. His great grandfather, Yancy May, served with the 146th Virginia Militia, Confederate Army. During the 1800's he worked at Catoctin Furnace as a wood cutter and collier. Nelson is survived by two daughters; Wanda Perkins and Bonnie E. Easterday and husband Charles. 3 sisters; Betty L. May, Helen L. Heller and husband James and Gladys V. Wastler and husband Charles. Five grandchildren; Brian Easterday, Joy Tanner, Michelle Kolb, Kimberly Winters and Jason Perkins. Eight great-grandchildren; Jacob Thompson, Brady Easterday, Bailey Easterday, Taylor Kolb, Samantha Perkins, Gracie Tanner, Lauren Tanner and Charlotte Tanner. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by brother; James E. May. Sister; Margaret E. Smith. Brother-in-law; Randall Smith and Son-in-law; Charles Perkins. He will be remembered by a special friend, Joyce Hubble. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 11 AM – 12 PM at the Historical Chapel at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Highway, Frederick, Maryland where a service will begin at Noon. The Reverend Mark Foucart will officiate. Interment will follow in the Garden of Veterans I with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793 or at www.saintpaulslutheranchurch.org or to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21702 or www.hospiceoffrederick.org. To sign the online guestbook and leave condolences go to www.resthaven.us.

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Visitation
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy
Frederick, MD 21701 USA
March 2, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Service
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy
Frederick, MD USA 21701
March 2, 2017
12:00 PM
Cemetery
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy
Frederick, MD USA 21701
March 2, 2017