MIKE MAYS Obituary – Oct. 23, 1947 – March 26, 2020


Michael Stewart ‘Mike’ Mays, 72, of Henderson passed away March 26, 2020 at his home.
Due to current restrictions, a service of remembrance will be at a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
He was born Oct. 23, 1947 in the Deanburg Community of Chester County, the son of the late Kenneth Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Maroney Mays.
He attended Deanburg School during his elementary years. Then moved to Memphis and graduated from Frazier High School in 1965.
He married Dixie Lee Phillips on March 6, 1967, just after his basic training in the army. While in the army he was attached to 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Battalion Company C, Air Calvary Division and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and Vietnam Campaign Medal. When he returned in 1971, he started working for Schlitz Brewing Company in Memphis. He worked there for 30 years, retiring in 2001 from Coors Brewing Company the company which took over Schlitz.
He was member of Teamsters Union. In July of 1981, they moved back to Deanburg.
He loved his family, visiting his brother and sisters every day and spending time with his grandkids. He also loved to read. He was a member of the Deanburg Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie Lee Phillips Mays of Henderson; sons, Billy (Traci) Mays and Kenny (Sharon) Mays all of Henderson; grandchildren, Ashley Brewer, Phillip Mays, Tiffany Mays and Madison Mays; brother, Danny Joe (Betty Joe) Mays of Deanburg; sisters, Sandra Landers of Deanburg and Pat (Larry) Rose of Deanburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Kim Mays; and several nieces and nephews.


  1. Please accept our deepest sorrow on the loss of Mike as another member of the Vietnam brotherhood leaves us. Mike was a good man, an honorable citizen, and a noble soldier. He fought for the freedom of others and served his country with honor. Our Vietnam group tried for years to get him to a reunion but I think he was too sick. He worked in FDC and we called him “Shaky” Mays. I’m very sorry we never made contact with Mike, I too served with him and actually mention him in my book. Our prayers from the entire battalion are extended to his family and friends and we mourn with you in your loss. Mike is now with God in heaven and we know God is happy with him. We will always remember him as a brother, a noble soldier, and a fighter for freedom. God Bless his soul. From all members of 7/13th Artillery Assn. Vietnam.
    Respectfully, Robert Adams Commander Vietnam 67′ 68′
    and Kris Burrill 7-13th Shutterfly website Mgr.

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