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Mr. Charles Mays age 93 of Heidrick, KY departed this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY. He was the husband of Meck Mays and the son of the late Willie T. Mays and Ida (McVey) Mays. He was born in Knox Co. on January 12, 1923. Mr. Mays had been a deputy sheriff under Paul Stamper and later a City Policeman. In the late 60's he and his family moved to Michigan where he worked on the assembly lines at General Motors before retiring in 1974. Mr. Mays also served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Ida Mays, a son Charles Mays, Jr. and several brothers and sisters.
Those left behind are his loving wife of seventy two years, Meck Mays, and his two sons, Eddie Mays and wife Sally and Paul Ricky Mays all of Heidrick, five grandchildren, Paula, Cheryl, Lisa, Kelly and Charlie, seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, three brothers, Jimmy Mays and wife Betty and Harold Mays all of Boone Height and Denver Mays of London, KY, two sisters, Betty Rice of Greenroad and Jewell Abrams of Somerset. He also leaves behind many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Mays will be conducted in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tommy Frazier, Rev. David Barnard and Rev. Earnie Wyatt officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mr. Mays will be laid to rest in the Hampton Cemetery at Girdler. Hampton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friends will be received at the Hampton Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m.

To the Mays family, the staff of the Hampton Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement.