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David Lyle May

December 18, 1934 — January 25, 2020

  David Lyle May, age 85 of Sunrise, Florida passed away on January 25, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayes and Tennie May and brother Kenneth May.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine May; son Mark May of Lisle, IL; five daughters, Laurie (Tim) Stanifer of Reelsville, IN, Debbie May of Livonia, MI, Tina May of White Lake, MI, Jo (Josh) Hockman of Hastings, FL, Terri Ziegler of Monroe, MI; stepson Earl Gary (Mandy) Lowe; three stepdaughters, Sherry (Steve) Shoemaker of Ft Lauderdale, FL, Kathy (Buzz) Dressel of Punta Gorda, FL and Angela (Donald Munz) Lowe of Pompano, FL; sister Sharon Denman of Lecanto, FL; eighteen grandchildren, Allison Burke, Andrew May, Tara Smith, Adam Henderson, Amber Henderson, Travis Harris, Joe Thompson, Jalyna Thompson, Jay Thompson, Matthew Ziegler, Tara Ziegler, Raszana Shoemaker, Adam Lowe, Alex Lowe, Donald Libonati, Ryan Kinder, Andrew Kinder and Chris Kinder; twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  David was a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 25 in Detroit and also worked for Local 60 in Miami.  He was a longtime member of All Saints Catholic Church where he served, worked and worshiped.  He enjoyed traveling, cruising and especially loved interacting with the children at his church and school.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, Sunrise, FL.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, Plantation, FL.  In addition, funeral services will be held at St. Irene’s Catholic Church, Dundee, Mi on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. followed by burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundee, Mi.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee, MI.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Faith Farm Ministries, Ft Lauderdale, FL.Further services in Dundee,Michigan under the direction of Merkle Funeral Service. Arrangements by T.M Ralph Plantation Funeral Home
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

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