Joel Alec May

Born: 02/03/1960 Passed:

Joel Alec May of Sherrodsville, Ohio passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 8, 2021, due to a motorcycle/deer accident two days prior. Born to James and Bernice May on February 3, 1960, in Canton, Ohio. He attended Louisville High School. Joel spent his entire life a hardworking, self-employed contractor. Joel lived his life freely; he loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and riding his Harley. Joel was a very talented craftsman, always busy with projects and very innovative.

He will be unbelievably missed by his loving daughter, Sara (Christopher) Reed; son, Jesse (Rachel) May; parents, James and Bernice May; brothers, Jeff, Jamie, Jerry, and Jack May. Joel will be missed the most by his three granddaughters, Ryilee, Lily, & Gracie Reed. His granddaughters brought him so much joy and purpose to life over the last 9 years. They adored him and thought the world of him. Their best memories include camping, fishing, and boating with their Papa May.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 28, 2021, from 2-5 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 306 W Main St, Louisville, OH 44641.


4 Tributes to Joel Alec May

  1. Kimberly Dawn Kendrick says:

    You played a hug part in my sons life , his Uncle Joel. My niece and nephew were your pride and joy . And then came your sweet lil blessings your three grandchildren and another one on the way . The memories will long live as keepsakes of our hearts. I am so thankful i got to share a few smiles and reminiscing at the Birthday party . Our love for riding those bikes …. As rain drops fell and we jus laughed. Ride free in the wind Joel. We will NEVER stop telling stores to your granbabies ….. with tears in our eyes and pride in our voice. RIP ❤️

  2. Anonymous says:

    My condolences to the Family. Please draw strength from the love of family and friends – and may God’s Word and His loyal love comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalm 119:50, 76

    –Tess Aquino
    Columbus, Ohio

  3. SandraBurkhart says:

    Joel was an excellent neighbor. He showed his skills as a craftsman by buying an old trailer, putting on a new roof, new siding, porches, lots of stonework around a swimming pool, and perfect landscaping. He also repaired ANYTHING, including cars, pontoon boats, motorcycles, and lawnmowers. We will mis him for his improvements to our neighborhood.

  4. rozanne linder says:

    Jim and Bernie, I am so sorry for your loss. May your precious memories of Joel bring you and your family peace and comfort.

Share a Memory