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Jerry Wayne May

May 7, 1942 — November 29, 2022

Claremore

Jerry Wayne May was born May 07,1942 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to A.J. “Buster” and Flossie P. (Pruitt) May and passed on November 29, 2022 in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Jerry was married to the love of his life, Aretta (Hill) May, on June 03, 1969. They enjoyed driving trucks across the country and had many adventures along the way. He loved going to garage sales with his brother and best friend, Dan, along with gun trading and finding all the bargains. He loved his children to no end. As time went on, he became one of the “sisters,” just so he could go on the sister trips with his girls to Tunica, MS. He was so proud of his son; he knew no matter what he would and could always take care of himself. He was an amazing, loving Dad and he was also very ornery!

He had three daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

They include children: Sandra & (Stan) Boughton of Claremore, OK, Donna & (Mike) Bishop of Alma, AR. Debra & (Shelby, deceased) Barnes of Duncan, OK.  And Wayne & (Robin) May of Seminole, OK; Grandchildren: Bryan & (Christy) Bishop of Greenwood, AR, Tim & (Angelique) Bishop of Amarillo, TX, Dallas & (Jason) Stokes of Claremore, OK, Michelle & (Rodney) Anderson of Lawton, OK, Christopher & (Caylee) Robinson of Clinton, OK, Sherry & (Danny) Seymour of Hastings, OK, Chance May (Deceased) of Seminole, OK and Blayke May of Seminole, OK; Great Grandchildren: Carly Stokes, Brayden, Brynlee, and Brooks Bishop, Chance and Samantha Bowden, Dillon and Aretta Seymour and Lexy, Kason, and Allison Robinson.

Memories made with his grandchildren will be cherished by all. From taking Bryan and Tim on the truck to explore the open highways to teaching Dallas how to drive a standard at the age of 12 while sitting in the back of the truck with a 12 pack of beer. Sharing with Christopher the love of vehicles and how to trade them frequently. Getting onto Sherry for climbing on top of his newly waxed truck, because we all know how he felt about his vehicles and riding 4 wheelers with Michelle in the Boston Mountains. Oh, the stories these kids could tell!

Hall Dad was his nickname at Emerald Care given by the staff; he was loved by many friends and caregivers. He had a special place in his heart for Lou Ann, Jean, Shirley and Norman.

He is rejoicing in Heaven! We love you all for loving him!

Jerry will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole, OK.

No services being held.

Arrangements are under the direction of OK Cremation & Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

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