Herman Mays, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Friday, October 23, 1925
Date of Passing: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

WOOSTER - Herman  Mays, Jr., 92, of Wooster, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born October 23, 1925 in Wooster, the son of Herman Sr. and Sadie Bigler Mays.  He married Annabel Brewster on September 7, 1947.  She preceded him in death in November of 1999 after 52 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of Wooster High School and the Wooster Business College retiring in 1995 as a salesman for Napa Auto Parts for 20 years and previously had been employed at the former Neil Furniture Co. for 42 years, manager at Garison Interiors and was a Realtor with Silver Realty.  Herman was a member of the Wooster Jaycees, Madisonburg Lions Club, Wayne Co. Soap Box Derby Committee, Wooster Fireworks Committee, VFW and the Interior Design Society.

He was a member of the West Hill Baptist Church for 50 years and enjoyed going on fishing trips to Canada.

Herman proudly served his country with the US Navy during WWII from 1944-1946.

Surviving are his children, Barbara (Dan) Fickes, Amy (Dan) DeHass; grandchildren, Julie (Eric) Miller, Scott (Stacy) Fickes, Robbie (Meghan) Gehring, Rachel (Jason) Wolf and Sara (Brian) Mannal; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Barb) Mays of Arkansas and a special friend, Barbara Boyes.

In addition to his wife, Annabel, he was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son and his sister, Virginia Lower Mays.

Friends will be received 2  hours prior to the noon service on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster  with Pastor Eric Fairhurst officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions to Honor Flight Inc., Attn:  Diane Gresse, 175 S. Tuttle Rd., Springfield, OH 45505.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


Memorial Contributions: 

Honor Flight, Attn:  Diane Gresse, 175 S. Tuttle Rd., Springfield, OH 45505


Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10-12:00 noon


Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:00 Noon


I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

I'm so sorry Amy. Just remember you are loved and the Lord will give you strength. You are in my thoughts and prayers good friend.

Herman was my family's favorite salesman at Neil Furniture Co. and I am so sorry for your loss.

My thoughts and prayers to Hermans family. I was married to Stanley Miller who also worked at Neils furniture.
They were very good friends, also in Wooster Jaycees. Many, many years ago Stan and I rented a home from Hermans
Parents. Condelences to all his childden.

I met Mr. Mays Jr. several years ago while researching the history of local Boy Scout Troop 68. He was the earliest member I could find dating back to the late 1930's. After a few interviews, he graciously attended our anniversary event. He said he wished he stayed longer in Boy Scouts but, history has a way of changing peoples lives. And it seems he had a full and lasting life. We send our condolences and prayers to his family and he will forever be part of our organizations history.

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