Michael was born in Santa Barbara to Rod and Crystal May. He grew up and lived most of his life in Santa Barbara, where he became a skilled craftsman in the construction industry. With his gentle, patient, sweet, and thoughtful way, to know Michael was truly to love him. Even with moviestar good looks, he was content to let others take the spotlight while he cheered from the sidelines.
Michael was troubled at times throughout the years, but seemed to have turned a corner. He had worked very hard to restore his physical and spiritual health with the help of the recovery community. The past year, Michael was actively reaching out for life, love, and family. It was a particularly joyful time, seeing Michael become the man he was always meant to be — healthy, hopeful, loving, and happy. He seemed elated to see himself reflected in the eyes of those who had waited so long for this “rebirth.” Sadly, he impulsively chose to step backward “just one more time.”
Michael will forever be loved and missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, brother Daniel, nephews, aunts, uncles, and grandmother. Michael is also survived by his girlfriend, Wendi White, and their beautiful son, Michael William May, born October 4, 2006.
Rest in peace, sweet darling boy.