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Louie Austin May

Louie Austin May, 80 of Shelby passed away May 13, 2017 at CaroMont Regional
Medical Center.

Born December 24, 1936 in Watauga County to the late Charlie Austin May and
Ruth Smitherman May . He was the owner of Lou May Inc.. He served in the US
Army and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Louie was a master craftsman in refurbishing classic cars. He brought new
life to every masterpiece he created. He was also a Bible scholar through
intensive study. He had a passion for teaching others about Jesus Christ and
leading them to know their Maker. He was a dedicated husband, father, and
grandfather. A selfless person and servant of the Lord, he will truly be
missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah May
Dellinger.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Reta Ann Greene May; son, Brandt
Austin May and wife Wendy of Wake Forest; daughter Sonni May Sly and husband
Telly of Cramerton; sister, Beaulah Jean Whisnant of Lenoir; five
grandchildren, Molly Sly, Charlie Sly, Bentley Sly, Adison May and Peyton
May; niece and nephew, Rusty and Paula Dellinger of Lenoir and Shannon and
Allen Stansbury of Boone and one great niece and two great nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Stamey-Tysinger
Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 3:00 PM at Stamey - Tysinger Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Black officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center Fallston.


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