Obituary of Lloyd Francis May Jr.
Lloyd Francis May Jr. was born on April 17, 1966 in Monroe, Michigan. He was one of two children and the only son born to the union of Lloyd Francis and Sharon Marie (Weller) May. Lloyd graduated from Jefferson High School with the Class of 1985. He was employed at Ford Motor Company’s Wayne Assembly Plant for more than twenty years before retiring in 2011.
Upon retirement Lloyd moved to his family’s forty-acre property in Marion, Michigan where he truly felt at home. He shared his land with a menagerie of ducks, chickens, goats, and many dogs whom he adored. Lloyd enjoyed hunting deer and small game on his property and fishing on the surrounding lakes, including ice fishing during the winter months. He shared this love of fishing with his grandchildren. What others might consider junk, Lloyd viewed as treasure. He frequently attended auctions in search of tractors, farm equipment, and anything interesting that caught his eye. He enjoyed tinkering with his purchases and bringing them new life. During his lifetime, Lloyd, attended nearly every tractor pull held at the Monroe County Fair.
Lloyd was a genuine person who valued his family and long-lasting friendships more than anything else. The strong convictions he held stemmed from an honest heart and his protective nature from a deeply caring soul.
Lloyd Francis May Jr., age 55, of Marion, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan on Friday, March 11, 2022. His passing was preceded by his parents; beloved daughter: Stephanie May in 2020; uncle: George May; and close friend: Todd Thompson.
Lloyd was truly one-of-a-kind and will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have been a part of his life. To cherish his memory, he leaves his daughter: Brittany May; son: Kenneth “Kenny” May; sister: Shaunna (Todd) Young; grandchildren: Gunner May, Briar Croskey, Aubree Croskey, Abriella Montri, and Hunter Montri; special cousin: Julie Burghardt; and close childhood friends: Denise Cairl, Greg Hickman, Ray Gratowski, Paul Prucka, Chris Danish, and Missy McAullife.
Friends may gather on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Lloyd’s Life officiated by Pastor Daniel Potts of Trinity Lutheran Church will begin at 6:00pm also at Merkle’s. Cremation will follow through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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