John Lee Mays, 80, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on Monday, April 15, 2019 following a period of declining health.
Born to the late Ray E. and Bessie Lola Echerd Mays on January 16, 1939, John was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Mays retired from Cargo Transport and, in retirement, was employed by Alexander County Transportation for seven years.
He will be remembered for his love of community and visiting the neighbors on his golf cart. He was “community watch.” He enjoyed his transportation years before and after retirement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Billy Ray Mays, and later by his brother, Bobby Mays.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Mays of the home; and one son, Ray Mays of Taylorsville. Two sisters fondly miss him, Shelby McDaniel and Roberta Allen, both of Taylorsville. John has three nieces, Sonja McDaniel Carrigan and Debra Campbell, both of Taylorsville, and Robin Osborne of Mooresville. He is survived by all his surviving classmates whom he counted as dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, April 18, 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. Inurnment will be in the Columbarium at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Taylorsville on May 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 744806, Atlanta, GA 30374-4806; or the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, Inc., Attention Shirley Watters, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 300, Birmingham, AL 35205.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.