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Robert "Wayne" May

February 22, 1944 — November 20, 2023


Wayne May, 79, of Hewitt, Texas passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023, at Regent Care of Woodway Nursing Facility in the presence of his wife and daughter after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.
At Wayne’s request there will be no funeral service. A memorial may be scheduled at a later date.

Wayne was born February 22, 1944 in Clay County, Alabama on a bright sunny day on the front porch delivered by his Grandmother. Father-Sargent William Jefferson May, Mother-Maybelle Gaither May.

Wayne came to Texas when he was nine years old and attended school in Gatesville, Texas until the age of 15 when he chose to work to help provide support for the family. Later in life at the age of 25 he earned his GED High School equivalency degree, Wayne was a quick learner, and a hard worker. He had many talents, mostly self-taught. Among them training racehorses which enabled him to travel over much of the United States until he married and began working in plumbing and construction. In later years then became adept in leather work, taxidermy and artistry.

At the age of 22 he married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Wright on February 17, 1967, in Gatesville, Texas. This marriage gave him one child, a daughter, and lasted almost 57 years. He loved horses, fishing, hunting, camping, and dancing, but most of all he loved people. He never met a stranger and cared very deeply for each person who would be friendly and talk to him even when he
lost the ability to talk. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy May; sister, Christine Henderson; and sister, Judy Crosby.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara May; daughter, Kristi Skains; and husband, Josh Skains; granddaughters, Riley Skains, Kinley Skains, Macie Jones and husband, Ricky Jones; a sister, Linda
Chapel; and a brother, Terry May,

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the friends and family who have reached out to support us and all the numerous healthcare workers who have been there over the years.

In lieu of flowers, please just send a card of condolence or sign the guest book to offer a fond memory
you might recall about Wayne.

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