Mr. Worley K. (Mac) Mays, Sr., of Jackson, MI, passed from our world into Gods Kingdom early on the morning of Sunday August 20, 2017, while at the John Ganton’s Countryside Assisted Living in Jackson, MI. Mac was 79.
Worley K. Mays, Sr., was born in Shady Valley, Tennessee, on November 3, 1937, and was the son of William and Julia (Fletcher) Mays. On August 8th, 1959, Mac married Miss Carol Ann Haubenstricker and together they celebrated 56 years of marriage before Carol passed away in June of 2016. Mac retired from the AC/Spark Plug division of General Motors, after 30 years of employment. He was a current member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson, MI, along with a number of other Lutheran churches in the various communities they lived. Mac was a lover of the outdoors. He and Carol enjoyed RVing, especially in the National Parks, and took their children all over the country. He played the banjo and was a member of the Flint Banjo Club.
Mac leaves his family to cherish many memories. His children: Waneta and Wayne Hamit, W. Kent Mays, Jr., Logan and Jill Mays, Melinda and Tom Pichan. He leaves also his four grandchildren: Josh and Courtney Hamit, Autumn and Bradford Patterson, Jack and Sam Pichan, a great-grandson Zachary Hamit; many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides his wife, Mac is preceded in death by all of his eight siblings.
The Mays family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home on Friday September 8th, 2017, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a brief time of visiting at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the services begin. Funeral services for Mac will be held at 11:00 am Saturday September 9, 2017, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millington, MI. The burial will follow at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Pastor Wayne Hamit will deliver the funeral message and the closing prayer at the cemetery.
If you would like to give a gift of remembrance, the family has asked if you would please consider one of the following: K-9 Comfort Dogs @ Lutheran Church Charities, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 (memo line: K-9 Memorial W. Mays) OR: St. Paul Lutheran Church @ 4941 W. Center St., Millington, MI 48746 OR: Redeemer Lutheran Church @ 3637 Spring Arbor Rd., Jackson, MI 49201.
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We love you uncle Mac but glad you are with the love of your life aunt Carol we will definitely miss all your stories adventures and words of wisdom we will meet again.Love and miss you and aunt Carol greatly
Submitted by Kim and Fred Mays on Sep 8 2017 12:34:38 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you all. Each of you is a precious living legacy to the life and faith of your dad, and your mom. I'm so grateful for the memories of love and food and music hanging out at the Mays' house. Your family was my family for so much of my time in high school. Our hope is anchored in Christ! Hebrews 6:19
Submitted by Patty Rodgers on Aug 23 2017 08:26:59 PM
I always had fun coming to your house at Christmas and listening to you guys play music and eating your mom's cookies.May you remember all the great times you had until you see your dad again in heaven.I bet he and my dad are telling stories to each other
Submitted by Mary ArrickPetzold on Aug 22 2017 05:13:03 PM
Our prayers are with you. I think of your mom and dad often. May the happy memories, the love of friends and family, and the comfort from our Savior give you peace.
Submitted by Kevin Gentry on Aug 22 2017 02:35:58 PM
Rest in peace my uncle, my friend. Love you
Submitted by Mary Lee on Aug 21 2017 10:36:01 PM
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