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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Walter May

Walter May

Friday, February 6th, 1959 - Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Walter E. May departed this life on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was born on February 6, 1959, to O’shield and Flora May in Battle Creek, MI, both preceded him in death. Walter graduated from Battle Creek Central, class of 1977. Shortly after graduation, Walter enlisted and served 4 years in the U.S. Marine traveling abroad to Japan. After returning from the Marine’s, he attended Kellogg Community College and worked several contract jobs during his lifetime.
Walter loved doing carpentry work for friends and family members. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, cooking, and listening to his old school music. He attended First Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. Walter will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sisters, Patricia A. (Johnny) Gatson of Lansing, MI, Frances E. Freeman (Mark) of Lansing, MI, and Brenda (Melvin) May-Dixon of Spring, TX; nephew, Christopher Gatson; nieces, Nakita Harden, Brittney (Andre) Collins-Riddle, Mia Dixon, and Mariah Dixon; six great nieces; two great nephews; special brother, Eddie May; Aunt, Wanda V. Neal of Pine Bluff, AR; God Mother, Patricia Jackson of Battle Creek, MI; special cousin, Alvin Bonds of Lansing, MI; and a host of relatives & friends.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Monday, December 28th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM with a procession of 25 people maximum to Ft. Custer National Cemetery for a committal service and military honors at 2:00 PM.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure…you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure. Love you always, Pat, Frances, and Brenda. The Family wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the many acts of sympathy extended during their bereavement. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service (269) 965-5145.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    Please abide by Covid-19 guidelines
  • Service

    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 West Dickman Road
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    Timothy Reese
  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 West Dickman Road
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Curtis Warfield

Posted at 03:13pm
To Pat, Francis and Brenda. So sorry to hear of Water's passing. Will always remember the good times we shared growing up as next door neighbors. Sending prayers of comfort to you during this time.

Mirchelle Isaac

Posted at 11:34am
Prayers goes out to the family...from your STL family. Sending big hugs to all!

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