Johnny L. May
Year Inducted: 2010
Johnny May’s 71 years of contributions to DeSoto Parish 4-H have been memorable and lasting. He was a 4-H member and a 4-H parent, leader and fundraiser. Mr. May is best known for his work on the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce 4-H Committee, through which he raised the awareness of merchants and citizens of the importance of the 4-H youth program. Over the years, his advocacy has provided more than $500,000 for the 4-H Livestock Sale at the Louisiana State Fair, enabling many DeSoto Parish 4-H’ers to continue participation in the livestock projects. Mr. May was honored by the Ark-La-Tex Council with the annual Buyer’s Award in 2008. Mr. Johnny L. May also received the Emeritus Award from the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, which recognizes citizens or institutions that have made lifetime contributions to improve business and civic life in DeSoto Parish.