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Ronnie May

Ronnie May

1944 - 2022

Ronnie Alan May age 77, of Cheboygan a veteran of the Army passed away February 18, 2022, in his home.

Ronnie, son of Jesse LeRoy May and Etta Lou (Hudson) May, was born June 19, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His siblings were Jerry May, Joy (May) Hickmott, and Jeff May (deceased). The family lived in Georgia, Detroit and eventually settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ron left high school and joined the Army. He was a military police officer stationed in Panama. After leaving the military he married Darlene Provo of Cheboygan and began working for Procter & Gamble. Ron worked a variety of jobs after the mill; house painting, truck driving, lawn care at Boyne Mountain, custom log furniture and continued to run a woodworking business before retiring.

Ron loved to make people laugh. He was always available for a joke and a piece of candy.
He loved to spend time with his children/grandchildren teaching them how to ride a bike or use a yo-yo. He enjoyed hunting, camping, shooting, woodworking, scouting, motorcycles, drawing and photography. His goal in life was to marry the prettiest girl in Cheboygan and his purpose in life was to take care of his family.

Ron is survived by his children: Tammy (McDonald) Raymus and her husband Michael Raymus, Lonnie McDonald and his wife Millicent (Benson) McDonald, Mame (May) LeGate and her husband Michael LeGate, and Dominic May; Grandchildren: James Raymus and his wife Carlto Raymus, Jennifer (Raymus) Johnston and her husband Jake Johnston, Jeremey Raymus and his wife Samatha Raymus, Jordan Raymus, Jake Williams, Issac Yokom-McDonald, Emma Yokum-McDonald, Logan LeGate, Anastasia LeGate, Benjamin LeGate, Aayla LeGate, Durin LeGate, Carley Johnson, Oliver May, Joy Crispin, and Johng Crispin; and Great Grandchildren: Mikayla Raymus, Arkin Crispin, Ross Crispin, Jayden Johnston, Jayla Johnston, Jaysik Johnston, and Landon Raymus.

A celebration of life and spreading of ashes will be scheduled for a later date.

Charitable donations can be directed to immediate family members.

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