James Darden May

February 18, 1929 - May 1, 2021

James Darden May, 92 of Forest, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. He was born on Monday, February 18, 1929 in Salem, VA, a son of the late Everett Charles May and Willie Reynolds May. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Frank May and George May; sisters, Arlene Witt and Violet Jenkins. He was a retired self-employed brick mason.
He was a Veteran of the US Army, a member of Terrace View Baptist Church of Forest, Lynchburg Moose Lodge #1727, American Legion Post #16 and Meadow Creek Hunt Club.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Wood May, a special sister-in-law, Linda Hammack and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Centra Hospice for the care they provided during his illness. For those wishing to make memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Brian Taylor, Rev. Wayne Murphy and Pastor William Clarke officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm prior to the service.
Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home Cremation Service of Bedford.