Gary Davis May was born September 3, 1936 in Rock Hill, SC, son of Ralph Calhoun May and Frances Davis May. He attended the Citadel and was a proud member of the Class of 1959. Upon graduating from the Citadel he entered the Textile Industry and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found FransChem, Inc. in 1973. His drive had him traveling around the world for business and pleasure, making lifelong friends and business associates. He was known to be a history buff and lived life to the fullest which included sailing, flying, drinking single malt scotch and smoking fine cigars. He was an active member of both St. Philips Church and The Carolina Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Josephine Comer May; daughters, Frances Thrasher and Allyson May both of Atlanta ,GA; grandchildren, Parker Calhoun Thrasher and Allyson Josephine Thrasher both of Atlanta, GA; brother, Ralph Calhoun May, Jr. of Greenville, SC; and sister, Marion Louise Pressley of Rock Hill, SC. Gary May, 76, of Charleston, SC entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 13, 2013. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 18, 2013 at St. Philips Church, Downtown, 142 Church St. at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-3 pm in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brigadier Foundation Class of 1959 or the charity of your choice . A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at Visit our guestbook at charleston. Tags: 1959

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