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Vernon May Jr.

October 16, 1966 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 51)

Vernon May, Jr., 51, of Glenmoore, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 7, 2018.

He was the devoted husband to Michelle (nee Botta) May, with whom he shared seven years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, Vernon was the son of Vernon May, Sr. of Glenmoore and Louise (nee Watson) Berkey of Coatesville.

Since 1994, he owned and operated the Vernon May & Family Landscape and Tree Service in Glenmoore.

A real man, husband and father, Vernon spent his days on this Earth as a steward of the land. A natural born leader that was connected spiritually in every aspect of the word.

Vernon lived by three rules; PEACE, PERSEVERANCE & PROSPERITY. Vernon’s heart was large enough to hold us all together and raise each one of us up high above the trees.

An avid outdoorsman and mentor to us all with a great passion to show each and every one of us how we could make this Earth a better place. Vernon played many rolls in his many lives on Earth.

He loved sports and being on the field with his children whom made him the happiest human being in the world. His admiration for his loving wife and children filled his huge heart with pride and joy and he wore it proud.

In addition to his wife and parents, Vernon is survived by his children, Valerie E. Windle (Ashley), Melody G. and Jacob S. May; brothers, Kevin C. May and Tim Killinger; and grandchildren, Jane and Lucy Windle.

An evening visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 11th at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown.

A morning visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 am on Saturday, May 12th at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, followed by a memorial service at 11 am.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Vernon May Family fund by visiting or the Vernon May Children's Education fund by visiting

Vernon celebrated every day he was able to be among the trees with his family by his side.
Vernon wants you to hear his voice as you read this; “When I die, I just want Peace. I want everyone to know that I really tried and always, more than anything else, enjoyed ALL of the outdoors. The sun, the rain, the smells, the wind, the snow, all of it was absolutely wonderful. So, please, slow down, breathe, look around & enjoy, be positive. It’s a reflection on good things.”

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