John B. Mays, Jr. of LaGrange, KY, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY, at the age of 69 years, 10 months, and 17 days. He was born Thursday, August 25, 1949, at Frenchburg, KY, son of the late John Buford Mays, Sr. & Mildred Pearl Ferguson Mays.
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John was united in marriage to Cheryl Ison. This union was blessed with two children, Steven & Jennifer. He was retired from the Jefferson County Board of Education, working in computer information systems as a systems architect. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Buford & Mildred Pearl Mays; two brothers, James Edward Mays & Joseph Allen Mays; and one infant sister, Lois Marie Mays.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Mays; one son, Steven Edward Mays of LaGrange, KY; one daughter & son-in-law, Jennifer LeAnn Mays Hardin & Chris of Pee Wee Valley, KY; five grandchildren, Tyler, Kayli, & Zoey Starr, and Sarah & Melody Hardin; two brothers, Jerry & Lois Mays of West Liberty, KY and Jeff & Charlene Mays of Salyersville, KY; five sisters, Linda Callahan, Marilyn & Dan Keeton all of West Liberty, KY, Brenda & Ed Weddle of Georgetown, KY, Mary & Robert Coffee, and Karen & Bill Roseberry all of West Liberty, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Broadway First Church of God, with Rev. Karl Elam & Jason Coffee officiating. Burial to follow in the Mays Family Cemetery, Centerville Road, West Liberty, KY. Visitation 6 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Broadway First Church of God, with Masonic Services at 8 p.m., conducted by Highland Masonic Lodge #311.
Pallbearers: Kevin Mays, Eric Mays, Phillip Ison, Jonathan Maddox, Jason Coffee, and Jon Keeton.