Jackie C. May, 69 of Bodcaw, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Little Rock.
Jackie C. May, 69 of Bodcaw, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Little Rock. Mr. May was born in Nevada County, on April 24, 1944, to Earl and Myra Waters May. He was retired from the Arkansas State Forestry Commission and Arkansas State Highway Department, and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Bodcaw and a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid hunter, and was known as “Mr. Watermelon” due to his “greatest” passion… his love of growing watermelons. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl May Jr.; and sister, Jo Ann Ward. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his wife of, 45 years, Martha Davis May, of Bodcaw; his two sons Scott May, of Emmet, and Steven May and wife, Katrina, of Nashville; his daughter, Tammy Jackson and husband, Shawn, of Bodcaw; and sister, Kathryn McMahen and husband, Jack, of Stamps; three grandchildren, Tanner May, Kyle Jackson, and Peyton Jackson; and a host of other family members and friends. The May Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Corinth Baptist Church in Bodcaw, with Rev. Jerry Evans and Rev. Billy Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Bodcaw. Arrangements are by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online guest book: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com