John Milton May was born on January 21, 1950, and died on May 31, 2017.
He was a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
May was appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to represent District 49 in the House on April 21, 2010, after being selected by local Democrats in the district (which includes all or parts of Franklin, Halifax, and Nash counties).
May filled the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Lucy T. Allen.
While in office to the legislature, May, a retiree, was serving as a member of the Franklin County Board of Education.
May was a veteran of the United States Army and was active in the Communication Workers of America.
When he had joined the House, May was appointed to represent his state on the new Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High-Speed Rail Compact board,and was appointed vice-chairman of the Local Government I committee.
He was defeated for election to a full term in 2010 by Glen Bradley.
During 2012, May was elected to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, an office he held until his death.
John May passed away at 67 years old.