John Arthur Mays
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John Arthur Mays
  • November 28, 1924 - October 16, 2017
  • Catonsville, Maryland

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On October 16, 2017, John A Mays passed away. He lived his 92 years working and playing hard. He spent many years teaching the Bible to men at the mission in Baltimore and also the young adults at his church. From early spring to late summer he was in his vegetable garden or tending to his honey bees. In between gardening season he would plan vacations for himself and his wife, Carolyn. Sometimes he would look at the United States map to find a road that he never traveled. They cruised the world many times and took their final cruise when he was 87. John will be missed by his family and friends for his knowledge of gardening, for his lighthearted teasing, for his contagious smile, his delicious Holiday cooking, the bounty from his garden, and his willingness to share his knowledge in carpentry, gardening, beekeeping, and all his other talents. But most of all, he will be missed for being a Father. Survived by his loving daughter Sharon Eveler and husband Tim, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons, John C Mays, Gary S Mays and his granddaughter Odessa D Eveler.
Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm, where services will be held at 12:30pm. Interment Lorraine Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.