John "Chops" May

December 29, 1960 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 60)

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John “Chops” May, age 60 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.  He was born on December 29, 1960 to the late James Joseph May and his mother Lovest Sue (Akerman) May, who survives, living in Celina.  He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law; Charlotte (Keith) Peggs of Chickasaw, Anna (Scott) Bertke of Coldwater, Angela (Kevin) Kittle of Mendon, his brother and sister-in-law Jody (Brenda) May of Celina, Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  

John graduated from Celina High School with the Class of 1979.  He owned and operated May Livestock Trucking Company.  He was a member of the Erastus United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed going to Eldora to watch the races, listening to music, playing golf and fishing.  He liked to watch his favorite sports teams play; the Dallas Cowboy football team, the Cincinnati Reds and Jeff Gordon.  John will be missed by all that knew him.  He was the type of person that never met a stranger. 

Private family services will be held at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and a celebration of John’s life services will be scheduled at a later date.   Memorial contributions may be sent to the May family at P. O. Box # 13 Mendon, Ohio 45862.  Condolences may be shared with the May family on-line at

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Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home
901 Myers Rd.
Celina, OH 45822

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