Charles Edward May

December 27, 1937 ‒ December 21, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Being happy and content doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond life’s imperfections and problems, and focus on the positive. Remembered as a Husband, Father, and Grandfather who was always easy to talk to, Charles May was a good man who was devoted to his family. He leaves a legacy as an amicable soul who was always agreeable and easy to talk with, Charles May maintained a pleasant and joy-filled disposition.

With family at his side, a child of God, Charles passed into the Lord’s care Monday, December 21, 2020 from his Mansfield home. He was 82.

Born Charles Edward May December 27, 1937 in Ashland, Kentucky to Chester Marion and Margaret (Moorman) May, he was graduated from Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky.

Charles served 23 years with the U.S. Navy, honorably discharged as Personnelmen First Class. He worked as a purchasing agent with Flexible Products in Loudonville, and then in sales position with Mansfield Hardware. For a few years, Charles operated the PX exchange located on the base of the 179th Airlift Wing, and retired from the Mansfield City Police Department as a Records Clerk.

He was a member of Berean Baptist Church. Charles was a man of respect and integrity, who cared for his ailing wife in her final years, and honored her memory following her death.  He typically had a Chihuahua by his side, cherished his time with his roommate and grandson Charlie, and never met a gadget he didn’t need.

Beyond all of his hard work and interests, Charles leaves a legacy of devotion to his family. His children and grandchildren were his passion and joy.

He is survived by his children Chris (Carisa) May of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Angie (Dan) Kern of Bellville, and Suzanne (Tom) Foster of Ashville, Alabama; grandchildren Connor May, Alex May, Maddie May, Charlie Kern, Tom Kern, Katie Kern, Abby Kern, Ryan Foster, Kaleb Foster, Waylon Foster and Gabe Foster; a brother Fred May; and nieces and nephews including a special niece Holly Gregory of Lexington, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his wife Pamela Jo (Conley) May in 2003; a brother Jimmy May and a sister Delores Jean May.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the May family. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Kentucky. A public Celebration of Life is planned for Spring of 2021. Though no public services are planned at this time, the May family hopes that Charles’ memory of a content and amicable soul will bring you remembrances of peace this season.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Berean Baptist Church may be made through Snyder Funeral Home.


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  • Dear May Family I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Charles Wow sorry I don’t know what to say he was a great faithful may you all feel God’s comfort during this time God Bless Bill leding Berean

  • Dear May Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Charles death. He raised a wonderful family He was the best husband to my friend Pam. Rest in Peace.
    Alice & Rich Francis Poland Ohio

  • To Charlie’s family: You have my sincere sympathy in your loss. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace.

  • At this time of loss, I pray for the May family to receive Gods grace and comfort. I thank you for sharing your family. Charles, I have been blessed to have your son Chris as a son-in-law. May your kind heart live on through your children and grandchildren.

  • To the entire May family, please accept my deepest sympathy on Mr. May’s passing. I had the privilege of serving him at the Mansfield VA Outpatient Clinic. I enjoyed our talks. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Barbara Yeager, DPM
    Mansfield VA Outpatient Clinic

  • DEar Dan and Angie and Family:
    Your Dad was an intricate part of our family for many years, always coming to Kern events and joining us for picnics and such, so he will be missed by many!! God bless you all as you move through these next few weeks, as we have done too in our family with the passing of our Dad in August. They are together in Heaven, watching over all of us, as we enter into a new year.

    Doug and Kathy Mullins And Family