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MAYS JOHN ANTHONY "JACK" Age 82, of Clayton, NC, deceased Wednesday, January 26, while under Hospice Care for prostate cancer at the WakeMed Center in Raleigh, NC. John was born August 7, 1928, in Detroit, MI and had previously maintained residences in both MI and FL before moving to Clayton, NC following the death of his loving wife, Barbara Irwin Mays. John and Barbara were both Catholic by faith, and married 48 years at the time of Barbara's death. John served in the US Marine Corps., worked as a landscaper, was a graduate of U of D and had fulfilled a long career with Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit when he retired in 1991 as the Sr. Vice-President of Credit Operations. He was an avid bowler and golfer, having been a member of the Detroit Athletic Club's bowling travel team. At the time of his retirement, John held a variety of records, had served as league president, was a club champion and had been inducted into the DAC Bowling Hall of Fame. John is survived by his four sons, John P. and Susan Singer Mays of Riegelsville, PA. , Thomas M. and Amanda Womack Mays of Howell, MI., Robert K. and Nancy Groesser Mays of Harbor Beach, FL., and Frederick D. and Mary Carbin Mays of Youngsville, NC., his two daughters Suzanne and Robert Wehrly of Greer, SC., and Michele E. and Richard Fisher of Clayton, NC., and his 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. John was predeceased by his sister Eileen Mays Green of Ann Arbor, MI., and has one surviving brother, Donald Mays of Fairfield Glade, TN. Arrangements were handled by the Mc Laurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC. and the family plans a memorial service later in July. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

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Joann Womack02/02/2011

My very heartfelt condolences to Mr John Mays' family at the loss of their father. May everyone know that even though he will be missed very much by each of you his spirit and soul are now at rest. May God's richest blessings be on you all.

John & Cindy Griffiths02/02/2011

Tom & Amy, We are thinking of you and sending prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family xoxo

Tom & Amy Mays02/02/2011

Thanks for everything Dad! You were the man... All our Love Tom & Amy

John Mays02/02/2011

John, Susie, Tom, Bobby, Michelle and Fred: I just heard about your father passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I always liked both of your parents. Your Mom was always fun to visit with as your Dad was chewing out Tom for one of his many lapses in judgement. Two quick memories come to mind: When I burst your parents bubble on their thoughts of me as the perfect kid. I was fall down drunk at your house when they came home and I had to wake up and stagger down the stairs holding on for dear life as they watched, and two when Tom and I showed up at your house at 2AM drunk after Tom had lost another fight and he needed the family Blue Cross card for the stitches he would require. Your Dad heard us, got up and asked if everything was okay. Tom said yes, and then in the next breath asked where the Blue Cross card was to which your Dad promptly responded Oh *@!# and came downstairs. He asked me if Tom ever won a fight. I told him he did because he gave himself a large volume of opportunities. My prayers are with you. See you in July. Tom Bergeron

Suzy 02/08/2011

Miss you, Dad, and thanks for being being my Dad. I love you very muchâ?¥

Kathy Lixey03/24/2012

To all the Mays family, Jack was a very special man and much appreciated by all the Lixey family, we think of you often.

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