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Thomas James May

August 22, 1961 — December 27, 2022

Thomas James May, 61, of Liberty, MO, passed away December 27, 2022, at Liberty Hospital with loved ones at his side.  His death followed a three-month diagnosis with cancer.

Tom was born August 22, 1961, in Wichita, KS, the fourth of eight children of Valery “Larry” May and Bernice (Wolke) May. Tom graduated from Kearney High School in 1979. He was united in marriage to Melody Blanche Lewis on June 28, 1986.

Tom worked 22 years on the Assembly Line at Ford Motor Company in Claycomo and was a proud member of UAW Local 249. He was a passionate fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and season ticket holder for more than 20 years.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Larry May, and Melody’s mother, Kay Lewis. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Melody; mother, Bernice May; siblings, John May (Carolyn), Mary Barker, Mark May (Donna), Mike May (Michelle), Loretta Brewer (David), Rosetta Smith (Patrick), and Joseph May (Jody deceased), and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves Melody’s family members, including her father, Albert Lewis; siblings, Angel Lewis (Andy) and their son Becker, and Victor Lewis (Deneen) and their son Shawn. Tom also leaves his beloved Yorkies, Jovi and Loki, as well as his huge Ford family and many other friends.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Remembering Tom’s love for the Chiefs, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Chiefs attire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Liberty Animal Shelter.

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A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Remembering Tom’s love for the Chiefs, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Chiefs attire.

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