Robert Lewis May, “Mayor Bob,” 66, of Hastings, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Pennock Hospital surrounded by his family and friends.
Robert was born in Kalamazoo on Jan. 23, 1946, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Abshire) May. He was raised in the Three Rivers area and attended local schools, graduating from Three Rivers High School in 1964.
He was the husband of Debra (Lord) May. The couple was married on June 13, 1987 at Grace Lutheran Church in Hastings. They made their home together in the Hastings area.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Deb (Lord) May; children, Robert (Sandi) May, Kevin (Sara) May, Amy May, Zachary (Carey) May; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter.
Funeral Services will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Hastings at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, with Pastor Jeff Garrison officiating. A luncheon will be served immediately following the funeral service at The First Presbyterian Church of Hastings.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Barry County Relay for Life, or the family of Bob May for final medical expenses.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. Please visit their website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net for further details.