Richard “Dick” D. May, 90 of Eau Claire passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Richard was born on April 26, 1926 in Eau Claire County to Fred and Julia (Nelson) May. He married Mildred Roach on January 20, 1950 in Eau Claire. He served in the Navy on the USS New Jersey. Richard was a butcher and also worked at Immaculate Conception School and the YMCA. He loved growing flowers, mowing his lawn, and attending sporting events. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. Recently, Richard took the freedom honor flight to Washington D.C. and was awarded the Steven Anderson Award earlier this year from the YMCA.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Diane (Keith) Howard; grandchildren, Tina (Art) Walters, Heidi (Doug) Palmberg, and Roberta (Luke) Gehweiler; and great-grandchildren, Robert, Ahna, Andre, Emma, Justin, Evan, Weston, Isaac, and Ava.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred May; sons, Gregory May in infancy and Steven May; and ten siblings.
The family would like to thank his friends at Immaculate Conception School and the YMCA.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:30 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Deb Boynton officiating. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the services at the funeral home on Thursday. Burial will follow the services at Forest Hill Cemetery with American Legion Post 53 performing military honors.