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Joseph Arthur May

November 28, 1944 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 73)

Joseph Arthur May, 73, of North Vernon passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in Socorro, New Mexico.

Born November 28, 1944, in Muncie, Indiana, Mr. May was the son of the late Merl and Maeadean Baily May. He married JoAnn Jurgens on November 21, 1967, in Muncie, Indiana. She survives.

Mr. May was a truck driver and drove a truck from 1967 until present; He worked for CMT Trucking for two years, CTI Trucking for one and half years, Team I Trucking for three years, C&H Trucking for 20 years and owner/operator of Schneider International in Indianapolis Trucking for ten years. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. May was a member of BTW-Brotherhood of the Third Wheel. He was a former member of ABATE and OOIDA (Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association.) He attended Christ Baptist Church in North Vernon. Mr. May enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, watching races, he drove a race car for ten years..

Surviving with his wife JoAnn May are sons, Joseph Robert (Tamera) May of Mannford, Oklahoma and James Daniel May of North Vernon; daughters, Sarah (Michael) White of Austin, Indiana and Kimberly Blair of North Vernon; brothers, Michael (Georgena) May and Chuck (Tien) May both of Muncie; sister, Diana Orr of Muncie; grandchildren, Jody (Steven) Lewis, Christopher May, Cheyenne Blair, and Jessica Lewis all of North Vernon, Brayden Morris, Danica Noriega and Landen White all of Austin, Lucas May, Jerrick Roberts, Aaron Wolcott, Karley May, Justin (Destiny) May, Joshua (Brooke) Henson and Joseph May all of Mannford, Oklahoma, Alyssa May and James Daniel Henley both of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Terry May and great-grandson, Quinn Conner Hatter.

A funeral service for Mr. May will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Edward Wooddell officiating. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

 Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the MDA - Muscular Dystrophy Association or to Truckers Final Mile (

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