Services for Roger E. May, 76, will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Highland Cemetery in Winfield, Kan.
A time of visitation and support for the family will be from 7 until 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
The son of the late Glenn William and Golden Irene Ireland May, Roger was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Winfield, Kan., and passed from this life into his heavenly home on April 18, 2017, in Ardmore.
He graduated from Winfield High School and attended Ark City Junior College on a football scholarship. He loved playing football and was very good at it.
At the age of 13, he began working as a bellboy and then went to work for an electrician and learned the electrical trade. He was wiring houses before he even had a driver’s license. He caught on quickly and was an excellent electrician. He was also very talented with working with wood and building. He built some beautiful furniture while in high school.
Roger served in the National Guard for six years. In 1966, he began his career with Texaco Oil Company as a roustabout and within six months was doing electrical work on oil wells. He retired in 2002.
In 1967, he married his loving wife, Jane. They were married 49 years and had three children. He accepted Jesus as his Savior in his teenage years and attended several Baptist churches. He was most recently attending First Baptist Church where he was active in Sunday School and also helped with Southern Oklahoma Builders.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; his son, Chadd May; two daughters, Michelle Parsons and husband, Jeff and Jennifer Hecht and husband, Chris; his sister, Joan Miller and husband, Cushman; and grandchildren, Taylor Parsons, Jake Parsons, Ryan Hecht and Brady Hecht. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Marcia May; and three brothers-in-law.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Girls Home, 13976 Anthony Lane, Madill, OK 73446.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and crematory where memorial condolences may be made online at