Michael Lee “Moped” May, 55, of West Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Union Hospital. He was born in Vigo County on June 12, 1957, the son of Lester Lee and Geraldine Howard May.
He is survived by two sisters, Dianna May Odom of East Peoria, Ill., and Trish Richey (Gary) Swartz of West Union, Ill.; a brother, Joe E. (Corkey) Richey of Robinson, Ill.; his stepfather, Joe Richey Sr. of Marshall, Ill.; five nieces, two nephews, six great-nephews and one great-niece; many aunts, uncles and cousins, including, Judy Lynn Morris, who he was very close to; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester May, Dorothy Taylor and Albert Howard, all of West Terre Haute.
Mike had been a roofer having worked with his stepfather and an uncle, Jr. Morris. On July 24, 1983, he suffered a fractured neck from the results of a swimming accident and was not able to work following that accident.
Services in honor of his life will be 6 p.m. CST Wednesday at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, Ill. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until service time Wednesday. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Vigo “Black” Cemetery, rural Marshall. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Lee May Memorial Fund. Online condolences will be accepted at: