James W. May, 59, building contractor

May 11, 2002

James Wooten May, owner of May Brothers Inc., a contracting and building firm, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at his Ellicott City home. He was 59.

Born in Washington and raised in Silver Spring, Mr. May was a 1960 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1964 from Lynchburg College, where he was an All-American soccer player and a member of the Virginia school's Sports Hall of Fame.

An avid sports car enthusiast, he was a member of the Sports Car Club of America and enjoyed road-racing his yellow-and-white 1974 two-seater Datsun 260Z.

Mr. May was an active communicant, vestryman and member of the building committee of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood, Howard County.

He also volunteered with Christmas in April and other outreach projects in the church, said family members.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Route 97 and Union Chapel Road, Glenwood.

Mr. May is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Leslie Lytle; two sons, Christopher T. May of Charlotte, N.C., and Andrew C. May of Ellicott City; a daughter, Elizabeth M. Patterson of Ellicott City; his parents, Rodolph L. May and Rebecca C. May of Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, Rod May of Baltimore, and Hank May of Silver Spring; and two grandchildren.

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