Former Raider Jason May dies at 41

LOCAL OBITUARY | Jason Van May, of Lynchburg, died on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems. He was 41 years old.

Born in Tullahoma on May 11, 1981, Jason played varsity baseball and football for the Moore County Raiders. He was very involved in Moore County sports and served as Assistant Coach for the Moore County football team. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching and cheering for the Tennessee Volunteers, Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Braves. According to his family, Jason “Biggie” was a proud father and gentle giant that everyone loved, and “who truly never met a stranger.”

He was preceded in death by his great-granny, Leona Tankersley; grandparents, Louise West, and Vernie Jones; and aunt, Jennifer Foster.

Jason is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Josie May and daughter, Abigail Leona; his mother, Danette Harper and father, Jerry (Sherri) May as well as siblings, Clinton Harper, Logan (Jenna) Harper, and Alicia (Michael) Villines. He is also survived by grandmother his Hermaline Jones; step-siblings, Tori Dodd, and Justin (Lisa) Taylor; aunts and uncles, Vern Jones, Shannon Jones, and Paulette (Darnell) Ortner; nieces, Tenley and Tatum Harper; nephews, A.J. Dodd, Skyler Villines, and Matthew Villines; cousins, Sherree (Carey) Powers, and Shannon (Jim) George; and many more cousins, family, and other friends.

Funeral Services will be held today, Thursday, December 1 at 1 p.m. at the Jennings-Moore-Cortner Chapel with Matthew Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Hoovers Grove Cemetery. •

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