Jim May, 77, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, passed away May 26, 2013, after a five-month battle with heart and respiratory complications. Born Feb. 3, 1936, in Raymondville, Texas, he was the son of Claude and Edna (Beauford) May.
He grew up in Raymondville and graduated from A&I University in Kingsville.
Jim was a band director in South Texas and San Antonio. The last 10 years of his career was as coordinator of Fine Arts at Harlandale Independent School District. After retirement, Jim and Violet accompanied student band and choir groups on cruises.
He was a longtime resident of San Antonio, moving to Horseshoe Bay in 2008 to enjoy retirement. The couple joined St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Jim enjoyed being on his boat on Lake LBJ with family and friends. The two also enjoyed cruising to many destinations and traveling abroad and last summer celebrated their 30th cruise.
Survivors include his wife and soulmate of 37 years, Violet May; sons Tim Moczygemba, Larry May, Phillip May and Robert May; grandchildren, Turner and Parker Moczygemba, April (Gary) Davis, Casey (Lee) Hosler, Jamie (Allison) May, Kelly (Julie) May and Lilly May; and great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brock Davis, Aubry and Sydney Hosler and Ellie, Mollie, Gabriel and Lucy May. He also leaves behind his beloved pets, Walter, his Westie, and his cat, Boots.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jimmy May.
Visitation is 5 p.m. May 30 with Rosary at 6:15 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. A funeral mass is 11 a.m. May 31 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Reuben Patino officiating. Interment will be at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.
The family would like to express a special thank-you to Dr. Gosselink, Dr. Deaton, his private duty respiratory therapist, C.J. Pierce with Angel Healthcare, and Sharon with Central Texas ReHab.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.