Johnny May


Johnny May
Johnny May

Johnny May, 68, of Amarillo, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Oasis Southwest Baptist Church with Bradley Speer, pastor, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Johnny was born on January 2, 1954, in Dumas, Texas to Claud and Mary May.  He was a corrections officer for 17 years and a substitute teacher for 20 years.  He loved playing softball and spending time and teaching the next generation of kids through public education.  His other passions were the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, attending church, and telling a good dad joke.  Above all things, he loved his family and being with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Claudene Rodgers; and a brother, Jim May.

He is survived by two sons, Jonathan Ethridge and wife Amber and Preston May and wife Alyssa; three grandchildren, Cloie, Payslee, and James; and a sister, Charlotte of Russellville, Ak.

5 Replies to “Johnny May”

  1. A great man the few times I had him as a substitute teacher back in high school. Thank you for your continued service to the community as an step-in-educator.

  2. My time with Johhny May as another educator was brief, but despite that- he was a large part of my formative years at Caprock as a student.

    And though he may no longer be with us, he exists on through those he traveled alongside life’s roads with; living on through those that bid him farewell.

    As proof of one’s life, there exists the danger of death. This proof exists as a flame, painfully burning one’s life away- and yet, though a life crumbles to dust- the brightest flame still illuminates the path ahead.

    Your flame flickers on, through everyone you met on those roads, Johhny May- so rest easy.

  3. Johnny was a good friend and classmate in our years at Dumas High School. So glad he was able to attend our 50th reunion this past summer. He will be missed.

  4. Highly will be missed. Honor to have met him at Caprock High School. His kindness and his care for the students was truly an inspiration. Prayers and condolences for his family.

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