Thursday, November 3, 2005

Orbin Eugene May, 71, of Verona, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his home. Orbin was born July 23, 1934, in Exeter, to the late Orbin and Lucy Tucker May. He married Freida Pauline Snider in 1954 in Monett.

He was retired from the Air Force. He was a deacon of the Verona Baptist Church. He was also a lifetime member of the Tom Wolfe Post 4207 VFW in Monett.

Survivors include: his wife, Freida; two daughters, Debra Bailie, of Mt. Vernon, and Joy S. Hillier, of Monett; two sons, Steven May, of Verona, and Billy May, of Freistatt, two brothers, James C. May, of Tulsa, Okla., and David M. May, of Monett; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Nora Etter, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Verona Baptist Church with Rev. Lendall Morris officiating, followed by interment in Spring River Cemetery, Verona. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett