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Thomas James May, 61, of Liberty, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Liberty Hospital with loved ones at his side. His death followed a three-month diagnosis with cancer.

Tom was born August 22, 1961, in Wichita, KS, the fourth of eight children of Valery “Larry” May and Bernice (Wolke) May.

Tom graduated from Kearney High School in 1979.

He was united in marriage to Melody Blanche Lewis on June 28, 1986.

Tom worked 22 years on the Assembly Line at Ford Motor Company in Claycomo and was a proud member of UAW Local 249. He was a passionate fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and season ticket holder for more than 20 years.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Larry May, and Melody’s mother, Kay Lewis.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Melody; mother, Bernice May; siblings, John May (Carolyn), Mary Barker, Mark May (Donna), Mike May (Michelle), Loretta Brewer (David), Rosetta Smith (Patrick), and Joseph May (Jody deceased), and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves Melody’s family members, including her father, Albert Lewis; siblings, Angel Lewis (Andy) and their son Becker, and Victor Lewis (Deneen) and their son Shawn. Tom also leaves his beloved Yorkies, Jovi and Loki, as well as his huge Ford family and many other friends.

Remembering Tom’s love for the Chiefs, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Chiefs attire.

A memorial visitation was held from 5-7 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Liberty Animal Shelter.

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.