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Virgil May

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Mr. Virgil May of Nashville, departed this life at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:20 AM. He had attained the age of 91 years, 5 months and 16 days.

Mr. May was born on October 23, 1924 in Nashville, the son of Melroy and Nellie Mae (McCoy) May. He was united in marriage to Betty Brink on October 8, 1960 in Centralia, and she survives his passing.

Virgil was a member of the United States Army and served in World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy Invasion. He served as Washington County Sheriff and held the office of Washington County Clerk in Washington County, for many years. Virgil was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post #110 all in Nashville, and he also was a member of the Illinois Sheriff Association. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife Betty May of Nashville; three sons, Gary May and wife Mindy of Mahomet, Dan May and wife Pat, and Ron May and wife Jamie all of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Justin May and wife Nadia, Jayme Bajer and husband Brian, Alyson Hardin and husband Kyle, Keeghan May and fiancé Ross Ryterski, Madi May and special friend Chance Reuter, Kinsley and Reagan May; five great grandchildren, Jacob and Alexandra May, Olivia and Emilia Bajer, Lakyn Hardin; a brother, Kenneth May of Nashville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Albert, Floyd and Donnie May, and a sister, Melba Smith.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11 AM with Rev. Sean Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic cemetery in Nashville.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #110.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Tuesday from 5 PM until 8 PM and on Wednesday from 7:30 AM until 9 AM and then at the church from 10 AM until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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