SIKESTON, Mo. -- Aubrey Dean "Dick" Mays, 81, of Sikeston died Saturday, April 12, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident near Puxico, Mo.
He was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Hagerville, Ark., son of Joe and Robbie Hutchins Mays. He and Emogean Bell were married Nov. 3, 1947, at Marston, Mo.
He owned and operated Mays Garage for 53 years.
Hays served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Service Stars, a combat infantry badge and a World War II victory ribbon.
He was a member of the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 and was a 33rd degree Mason.
He was a member of Miner Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, K. Nathan Mays and James Curtis McDaniel, both of Sikeston, and Ronald Floyd McDaniel of Belvidere, Ill.; four daughters, Carlois Holmes of Bloomfield, Mo., Marcia Beeson of Dexter, Mo., Mary Ann Crowe and Carolyn White, both of Russellville, Ark.; three brothers, Bill Mays of Mount Auburn, Mich., Don Mays of Cherokee Pass, Mo., and Basil Mays of Englewood, Fla.; two sisters, Loula Warren of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Christine Godwin of Morley, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Ronald Shrum officiating. Burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard.