Jonathan David May

Born in Nashville, TN on November 8, 1984

Departed on November 10, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Jonathan David May, age 36 of Springfield, passed away on November 10, 2020.

Jonathan was born November 8, 1984 in Nashville and was the son of Martha Lennon and the late John Walter May.

Jonathan loved the outdoors. His free-spirit and lively approach to life found him happiest when he was fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing, water & snow skiing, camping or hunting. He found joy in spending time with friends and family just having a cookout and throwing a party. He’ll be remembered as an honest, friendly and respectful man. Not judging those around him and having a sensitive side to support those in need. Some of his favorite places were Colorado or the Caney Fork River.

In addition to his mother: Martha (Gary) Lennon; he is survived by his son's: John May and Cameron Sowell; sister: Jessica (John) Rhoades; niece: Lennon Rhoades; grandmother: Evelyn Faye Dangerfield; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends for visitation at Springfield Funeral Home on Sunday, November 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 4:00 PM, officiated by Pastor Vikki Henderson.

Online condolences can be made at www.SpringfieldFH.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172. 615-384-5437.

11 Comments to Jonathan David May

  1. Joanna Wheeler says:

    You will truly be missed Jonathan. I will always miss our conversations about The Bold and The Beautiful and think of you as I watch every episode from now on. Thank you for being the amazing best friend that you were for so many years to my husband. You were one of a kind. We will forever tell “Jonathan” stories in our home and keep your memory alive always. Rest in Peace my friend and we shall see you again one day on the other side.

  2. Sheryl Morrison says:

    Martha and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Brad and Linda Clubbs says:

    Brad and I are so saddened to hear of the loss of Jonathan. Brad said Jonathan and his boys had a lot of good times together. Prayers for his family and all that loved or that was touched by having him in there life. Fly high May, bet you and Josh are doing a lot of catching up.

  4. Alicia Sowell says:

    I will forever be grateful for our 6 1/2 years together. You were so full of life and loved the kids and I unconditionally. Im glad for the many memories that I will continue to share with our son as he grows. His big brown eyes and wild personality like yours is a daily reminder of your spirit as you will live on through him. Its only goodbye for now, but your are forever in our hearts.

  5. Officer K. Smith says:

    I send my condolences to your family. Jonathan was always very nice and respectful. I hope his memory lives on through his sons.

  6. Emily Leann Shepard says:

    Martha, words can not express how sorry I am to hear about Jonathan.
    I’m stunned. My heart & prayers go out to you & your family.
    I think of you often and how you are doing.
    May God hold you & comfort you at this difficult time.
    Leann Shepard

  7. Martha Sowell says:

    I want thank you so very much Jonathan for giving me the most wonderful Great grandson, you were a wonderful dad, you also made my granddaughter happy, may you rest in peace, you will be greatly missed, you are in heaven with my son David and Alicia’s daddy

  8. Shane Jones says:

    Johnathan may! You where a good man! A wonderful friend! An awesome father. A good son! You loved life! Loved your friends and family. You adored your children. It’s so hard to imagine this world without you in it. I’m deeply saddened by the new of you passing. We had so many good times. Camping trips water skiing, fishing trips You and I taking my kids out for boat rides, and tubing. We floated the river together quite often, we worked together for many years. I always looks forward to see your smiling face. And hearing your laughter! You where such a peaceful fun loving man. I you truly made my life a brighter place. It’s so hard to believe you are gone. You will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all your friends and family members whose lifes where brightened by your light that shined so bright! I’ll be missing you until we meet again on the other side. Love you brother.

  9. Shane Jones says:

    Johnathan may! You where a good man! A wonderful friend! An awesome father. A good son! You loved life! Loved your friends and family. You adored your children. It’s so hard to imagine this world without you in it. I’m deeply saddened by the news of you passing. We had so many good times. Camping trips water skiing, fishing trips. You and I taking my kids out for boat rides, and tubing. We floated the river together quite often, we worked together for many years. I always looks forward to see your smiling face. And hearing your laughter! You where such a peaceful fun loving man. I you truly made my life a brighter place. It’s so hard to believe you are gone. You will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all your friends and family members whose lifes where brightened by your light that shined so bright! I’ll be missing you until we meet again on the other side. Love you brother.

  10. Lori Pierce says:

    To my nephew, I am so sadden to know that your life was cut short. I regret not keeping in touch with you over the years. I am so proud you got to experience parenting. I pray that your dad and grandfather May were there to welcome you to the other side. I promise to keep in contact with your sons. Always know that although i did not call you i did think of you often. I am proud of what you achieved in your short life. I Love you and will miss you!!! Your Aunt Lori Pierce

  11. Ray,Brenda an Caleb Allen says:

    To Martha an Jessica we are so very sorry for your lose. We have know Jonathan for many years due to his an Caleb’s friendship. He has been to our home many times with little John an has always been such a friendly happy go lucky guy. He has worked on our truck an cut up several fallen trees for us. He will truly be missed by our family. Prayers go out to your families especially his two children. Jonathan you will be missed. Çaleb.jacob,Ray an Brenda Allen.

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