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Mr. Harold Grant May, Sr.

September 6, 1922 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 96)

Harold Grant May, Sr., 96, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 6, 2019.  Mr. May was born in Randolph County, Alabama, on September 6, 1922, to Charlie Green May and Ella Mae Kirby May.  He is survived by daughter, Carole Diane May of Valley, his son, Grant May, Jr. of Birmingham, sister-in-law, Jewel May, of Huntsville, Alabama, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Marie Baldwin May, and by two sisters and two brothers.

Mr. May was a member and former deacon at Shawmut Baptist Church.  He was also a member of the Valley Post of the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans of America.  Mr. May was retired from Lanett Bleachery and Dye Works after 45 years of service. 

Mr. May served in World War II with the 17th Airborne Division 507 Parachute Infantry.  He participated in the Campaigns of Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes and Luxenberg, where he was wounded on February 7, 1945.  He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Battle of Bulge Combat Badge, Good Conduct Medal, European Theater of Operations (4 Battle Stars) World War II Medal Combat Service Commemorative Medal,  Commemorative Victory in Europe, Presidential Citation (2 clusters), and Paratrooper Wings.  He was truly a member of the Greatest Generation.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST from Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with Rev. Chuck Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Lanett, AL with military honors.  The visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or donations to Chattahoochee Hospice or Shawmut First Baptist Church.

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