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Roger L. May
  • October 16, 1944
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  • December 11, 2011

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Roger L. May, 67, of Longwood died Sunday, December 11, 2011.  Roger was born October 16, 1944 in Pikeville, Kentucky.  He graduated from Pikeville High School, Class of 1962.  After graduation he joined the United States Navy and served his country for four years.  Roger had a love of railroads and soon after his discharge from the military he found a job with C & O Railroads.  He enjoyed working in his childhood dreams of railroads and worked his way up to Engineer.  Roger then had the opportunity to be his own boss and acquired Jiffy Dry Cleaning in Pikeville until his retirement in 2009.  At that time he and wife moved to Central Florida.  Roger always loved a good joke and was an avid Atlanta Braves and NASCAR fan.  He enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends and he could always be counted on for leading a hand when someone needed an extra one.  Roger was active in his community through Kiwanis and other community events.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pikeville, KY.  Roger was preceded in death by his parents, L.D. and Authelia May, brother, Robert May; sister, Carolyn May and daughter, Wendy May.  He is survived by his loving wife 26 years, Marilyn; son, Roger, Jr. and his wife, Hilary of Hickory, NC; daughter, Tammy and her husband, Jimmy Dunn of Lexington, KY; two step-sons, Robert Venters and John and his wife, Tanya Venters; seven grandchildren, Mason Dunn, Graham Dunn, Ryan May, Ella May, Jonny (Vivienne) Venters, An’Marie (Tim) Russell and Robert Venters IV; two great grandchildren, Tanner Russell and Wyatt Venters; brother, Ronnie and his wife, Wanda May and Roger’s beloved dog, Gatsby.  A Life Celebration will be held 2:00PM, Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Winter Park Chapel, 301 W. New England Avenue, Winter Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Humane Society. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Humane Society. A Life Celebration will be held 2:00PM, Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Winter Park Chapel, 301 W. New England Avenue, Winter Park.

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  1. John & gloria gillespie says:
    21 Dec 2011
    Sorry to learn of Roger's passing. May he rest in peace. Take care of yourself Marylin.

  2. Joyce Smith McCown says:
    20 Dec 2011
    To the May Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Roger was a special person and a friend to all. I never heard anyone say a bad thing about him. Marilyn, I am so glad you two found each other and had the years together that you did. I truly believe his love for you will go on.

  3. Cody Pauley Johnson says:
    19 Dec 2011
    Marilyn I am so very sorry to hear about Roger. He was such a good man and loved you dearly. I will always remeber his sweet bright smile. May God wrap you in His comforting arms. Love, Cody

  4. Brenda Maynard says:
    18 Dec 2011
    Roger was a wonderful person. I am so saddened for your loss. Many prayers to the family!

  5. Patricia Harris Frechette says:
    17 Dec 2011
    My deepest symphathy to the family, prayers and thoughts are with you, He is now with his wonderful parents, My God be with you ..

  6. Claude & Margarette Smith says:
    17 Dec 2011
    Marilyn and family, so sorry to read about Roger, please know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. If it were possible, we would have been there for you. God bless you all.

  7. David Cox says:
    17 Dec 2011
    Thanks for all you did for me Roger. RIP my friend. May God look over your family.

  8. Bruce and Charlene Hopkins says:
    16 Dec 2011
    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Roger was a fine man and we truly understand your loss.

  9. larry adkins says:
    16 Dec 2011
    From one of Roger's railroad buddies,I will be missing you, Roger.

  10. John B. & Susan Johnson says:
    15 Dec 2011
    Sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  11. Tony, Anna and Cookie says:
    14 Dec 2011
    Our hearts go out to your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Roger and Gatsby completed our little circle at the dog park and he will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Roger.

    Tony, Anna and Cookie

  12. Becky Rowe Burke says:
    14 Dec 2011
    God Bless tghe May Family, Rest easy Roger....

  13. Paul & Jackie Rowe says:
    14 Dec 2011
    We are sad to hear of the passing of our old friend. Lots of great memories with Roger. May God Bless the whole May family. Rest in Peace Roger

  14. Deborah Duff Zahner says:
    13 Dec 2011
    Dear Cousins, I am so very sorry for your great loss. At the same time, I am thankful that Roger's fight is mercifully over. I pray that God will continue to comfort you and that your precious memories will bring you great joy. MUCH love, Debbie

  15. Deborah Duff Zahner says:
    13 Dec 2011
    Dear Cousins, I am so very sorry for your great loss. At the same time, I am thankful that Roger's fight is mercifully over. I pray that God will continue to comfort you and that your precious memories will bring you great joy. MUCH love, Debbie

  16. Shannon and Jessica Bustamante says:
    13 Dec 2011
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. If there is anything i can do to help you through this difficult time please let me know. I am so sorry for your loss. Much love, Shannon, Jessica and Emma

  17. Pam Gardner says:
    13 Dec 2011
    My sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy to Tammy and Roger on the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I will continue to lift you up in prayer in the days and weeks to come. I am so very sorry.

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