Larry Wayne Mays


June 10, 1954 —September 29, 2020

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Larry Wayne Mays, 66, of Lampasas, passed away on September 29, 2020, in his home after a difficult battle with cancer.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 8th at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

Larry was born in Castroville, Texas, to William and Estelle Mays on June 10, 1954. He went to school at Natalia High School, where he met the love of his life: Denise Henson. Larry and Denise were married on January 18, 1975. Together, they raised three children and were set to renew their vows later this year.

Larry served in the Army from 1974 to 1977. He then worked as a cable splicer for GTE and Verizon for over 30 years, during which time he was an active member of the Communications Workers of America union.

After a brief attempt at retirement, Larry began his second career working for Burnet and Lampasas school districts. Between both BCISD and Lampasas ISD, Larry worked in the school system for 10 years and was known in both districts as always being willing to lend a helping hand.

He was also actively involved in the Lampasas community through his time volunteering with the Lampasas Mission Food Pantry.

Larry is survived by his wife, Denise Mays; his daughter, Elizabeth Mays; his son Matthew Mays and wife Mandy Mays; his son Kevin Mays and wife Adreanna Mays; his sister Margaret Weston; brothers Neil and Howard Mays; and grandsons Carter and Elijah Mays.