Oneal May

Obituary of Oneal May

Oneal May, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Lehmon and Leola May; brothers, Floyd A. May, Charles Henderson Mays, Calvin Coolidge May and Tilmon Wendell Mays; sisters, Lula Bell Sullivan, Fannie Holland, and Sinclair May.  Oneal is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Purita May; sister, Ophelia Milliner; sister-in-laws Regina Mays and Dorothy Mays; son, Oneal May Jr.; daughter, Charmaine May; beloved dog, Tober;  and a host of other family and dear friends.


Oneal was a good man and an excellent provider for his family.  He loved his children dearly and always strived to teach them a strong work ethic.   Oneal enjoyed exercising and going for walks.  He felt it was extremely important to dress nicely and make a good impression.  He took great pride in winning over Purita’s father when he asked for her hand in marriage even though there was a language barrier.  Oneal loved to dance with Charmaine and remanence about growing up in his beloved Alabama.  One of his great joys was relaxing with a simple Jack and Coke.  Oneal will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services for Oneal will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 9:30 am and the funeral service will follow at 10:30 am with Chaplain Jim Mayer officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.