W. E. Bill May Obituary, Death – Funeral services for W. E. (Bill) May will be held at the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The service will be presided over by Brother Roy Prather. At the conclusion of the services, burial will take place at Point Enterprise Cemetery. At the church, visitation will begin at nine in the morning on Wednesday, before the funeral ceremony, and continue until the service begins. The funeral home will not be open for visitation at any time. On the Saturday the 8th of July 2023, Mr. May passed away at Legacy at Town Creek in Palestine.
On June 10, 1930, he was welcomed into the world by his parents, George and Lois (Sellers), in Santa Anna, Texas. As a child, Bill relocated to Point Enterprise, and later, he moved to Teague, which is where he received his education. In 1947, Mr. May opened up Bill’s Radio & TV in Teague, which was his first venture into the electronic goods industry. He was the first person to install a radio system for the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, and he continued to maintain it until he closed his business in 1983.
Bill wed Louise on May 3, 1965, and the couple was together for more than forty-seven years before she passed away on June 23, 2012. This caused Bill and Louise to be divorced. Mr. May was employed as a private security guard for a number of different businesses over the course of a number of years. In addition to that, he was a member of the Teague Volunteer Fire Department for a total of twenty-seven years and worked as a reserve deputy for Freestone County during the tenure of Sheriff Sonny Sessions. Bill was an accomplished guitarist and fiddler his whole life, and he had a lifelong passion for music. In Teague, Mr. May was actively involved with the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church.