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Richard May

December 18, 1941 — March 9, 2023

Richard May, 81  passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.  A graveside service will be held at 1 pm Monday, March 13, 2023  at Clark Cemetery north of Forest. Rev. Rickey Callaway will officiate.

Richard was a native of Louisiana and had been a long time resident of the Pea Ridge Community in Scott County before moving to Leake County. Richard worked as a River Boat Captain for over 50 years before retirement. One of his favorite pastimes was his horses. Richard was a very loving husband, father and great provider for his family.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita May of Carthage; son, Tim May of Carthage; grandchildren; Kristen Perry (Justin) and Andrew May (Hannah); great-grandchildren, Jonathan Perry, Jacob Perry and Peyton May; sisters, Sue Bonner (Larry) of Bastrop, LA and Melba Brown of Iowa; brother, Rickey Petty of Oregon.

Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Genell May; daughter, Shondra May; parents, James Austin and Alma Gertrude May; sister, Peggy May and brother, Donald May.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

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