James W. May

April 16, 1942 - July 19, 2023

On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, James W. May, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at age eighty-one. He was born April 16, 1942, to Marjorie and J.W. May in Abilene, Texas. After graduating High School in Kermit, Texas, he married Carolyn Thomas.

In 1970, he moved his family from Odessa, TX to Beaumont, TX where he worked in the Industrial Equipment service field until retirement in 2004. He loved sailing, old cars, and woodworking.

James leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Carolyn; daughter, Robbie Bohmier of Grapevine, Texas; son, David May of Beaumont, Texas; five grandchildren; brother, Bob May of Clyde, Texas; and sister, Patsy House of Snyder, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his son, Tommy May of Winnie, Texas and his brother, Howard May of Sims, Arkansas.

Per his wishes, there will be no public services and a private family gathering. Mr. May’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Comments (3)

    carol c doland says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. Mr May was a precious man. He will truly be missed.

    Georganne Simpson Soule says:

    I will always remember Jim and Carolyn as my second family growing up in Beaumont TX. Jim always was a jokester , giving Carolyn a hard time but all with love. Carolyn is the glue of the family and a wonderful mother. God give strength to the May family and May all our great memories carry us on our journey of life.

    Sharon+Mazdra says:

    Thank you George for the kind words. We did have a lot of fun times back then.

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