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Kenneth May

May 21, 1950 — August 28, 2023

Oak Ridge

Kenneth (Ken,Kenny) Yon May, age 73, passed away on August 28, 2023 surrounded by his family.  He was born May 21, 1950 at Oak Ridge Hospital to Glen May and Geraldine Killion May and grew up in Oliver Springs, TN. 

Ken graduated from Oliver Springs High School and graduated college from Tennessee Tech. He worked for Johnson Wholesale Floor Covering as a District Manager for over 40 years. 

Ken truly enjoyed his time as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Cub Scouts Troop 334 and Boy Scouts Troop 328. He was proud toshepherd his two sons to the rank of Eagle Scout. During the summer months, he spent his time at the lake boating and camping with family and friends. Ken and Debbie enjoyed taking long motor cycle trips with his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bobby and Sherry West to Key West, Niagara Falls and others destinations. 

Ken was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Deborah (Debbie) West May and his two sons, Shannon Patrick May and Brian Michael May.  His sisters, Judith (Judy)Corley and spouse Gregory (Greg) Corley, Rebecca (Becky) Furr and spouse Mike Furr; nieces and nephews, George Corley and spouse Michelle, Chris Dobbs, Justin Furr, Brittney Furr, Arianna; great nephew and niece, Logan and Briana. 

The receiving of friends will be held at Mott-McKamey Funeral Home from 6:00-7:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2023 with memorial at 7:00 pm.  


In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Great Smokey Mountain Council.

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