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May, Thomas James

May, Thomas James

August 22, 1961 — December 27, 2022

Thomas James May, 61, of Liberty, MO, passed away December 27, 2022, at Liberty Hospital with loved ones at his side.  His death followed a three-month diagnosis with cancer.

Tom was born August 22, 1961, in Wichita, KS, the fourth of eight children of Valery “Larry” May and Bernice (Wolke) May. Tom graduated from Kearney High School in 1979. He was united in marriage to Melody Blanche Lewis on June 28, 1986.

Tom worked 22 years on the Assembly Line at Ford Motor Company in Claycomo and was a proud member of UAW Local 249. He was a passionate fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and season ticket holder for more than 20 years.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Larry May, and Melody’s mother, Kay Lewis. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Melody; mother, Bernice May; siblings, John May (Carolyn), Mary Barker, Mark May (Donna), Mike May (Michelle), Loretta Brewer (David), Rosetta Smith (Patrick), and Joseph May (Jody deceased), and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves Melody’s family members, including her father, Albert Lewis; siblings, Angel Lewis (Andy) and their son Becker, and Victor Lewis (Deneen) and their son Shawn. Tom also leaves his beloved Yorkies, Jovi and Loki, as well as his huge Ford family and many other friends.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Remembering Tom’s love for the Chiefs, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Chiefs attire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Liberty Animal Shelter.

Service Information

A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Remembering Tom’s love for the Chiefs, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Chiefs attire.

May, Thomas James's Guestbook

So very sorry for your loss. Tom was a kind man who loved his dogs. I always looked forward to seeing him when he’d stop in at Crossroads. Many prayers for you and your family.

Jackie Ruby

Melody I’m so sorry for your loss! So hard to believe that such a great guy was taken way too soon ! He’ll definitely be missed! Prayers and hugs go out to you and your family!🙏🙏🙏😢

Esther Vargas

Melody I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Kallhoff

i am so sorry for your loss we knew nothing about Tom being sick till tuesday of this week and nothing about the service till we got the paper this evening to late to come you are in our prayers and want you to know we really think a lot of you have knowen you both a long time so special God Bless you prayers always he will be missed

Jeri Raines

I’m very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you!

Tracy Johnson

Melody I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing into eternal rest. I pray for you and your family that God will be with you and comfort you.

George Stewart

So sorry for lose. May God bless you and all your family in this trying time.

Scott Summers

Melody, I'm very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Justin Cash

Melody, my deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Lori Hanson

Melody, I am very sorry to hear this. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Thinking of you and don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do.

Jason Sigg

Melody & family, I’m so sorry to hear this. I will be thinking of you all.

Sandy Reichert

It is an honor to have known such a sweet and devoted man. Tom will remain in our hearts as one of the special ones taken way too soon.

Ray and Diana Park

The kindest man I have ever known. He will be missed dearly.

Charles Brower

Our hearts go out to you at this time. Tom was such a great person and we will treasure our visits with him there in Missouri. Sad that you guys never made it out to California to visit us. Love and prayers from your California cousins

Larry and Jane Braley

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