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Galen May

By submitted, 07/1/19 1:08 PM

Galen Wayne May, 82 of Hope, AR passed away Sunday, June 30,2019 in Texarkana, TX   He was born September 3, 1936 in Bodcaw, AR.  He was a farmer and cattleman his entire life.  Mr. May was preceded in death by his parents: Earnest David and Flora Lee Putman May; his brother, Arval Earnest May; his sister Margie Lou May Gunter

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Joann Bright May; two daughters Judy Sisson and Harley, of Russellville, AR; Lisa Davis-Gulick and Steve, of Hope, AR.  Five grandchildren: Courtney McNiel, of Hope, AR; Kara Beth Burnett and Eric, of Russellville, AR; Natalie Wood and Wes, of Weatherford, TX; Cory Davis of Little Rock, AR; Lauren Powers and Caleb of Dover, AR; and special longtime family friends Becky Lavender and George Graves, both of Hope, AR.  Mr. May also leaves behind four great-grandchildren who were the absolute lights of his life:  Addison Gage Burnett, Colton Edward Wood and Trulee Elizabeth and Saylor Olivia McNiel.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 South Main Hope, AR.  Mr. Harley Sisson, Jr. will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope.  Arrangements by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director.  Online registry: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to Hospice of Texarkana. 

Joann, Judy, Lisa and family express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the nurses, doctors, volunteers, and staff of Baptist Health Hospice of Arkadelphia and of Hospice of Texarkana.  The care provided to our family was beyond anything imaginable. To Becky Lavender and George Graves, there are no words that could accurately describe the sincere love and appreciation our family has for each of you.