We regret to inform you of the death of Wilbur G. Mays, Jr., son of the late Retired Sgt. Wilbur G. Mays, Sr., brother of Retired Sgt. Leonard H. Mays and Mrs. Janice Bradford of the Police Communications Support Division on July 16, 2016 following a hard fought battle with lung cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mays family at this difficult time. The following arrangements have been made at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, PA.
Visitation will be Monday, July 25th, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 N. Second Street, PO Box 96, New Freedom, PA 17349
Services will be held on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016, 11:00 am at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2015 Mt. Carmel Road, Parkton, MD 21120
Interment will be at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Cemetery, 2533 Mt. Carmel Road, Parkton, MD 21120
Wilbur Grant “Wil” Mays, Jr., 55, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at his home. He was the husband of Patricia “Patti” Mays. Viewings will be held from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Monday, July 25. at the J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom. The funeral service will begin at 11 am on Tuesday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2015 Mt. Carmel Road, Parkton, with Pastor Fred Sipes officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Cemetery with military rites by Maryland National Honor Guard and Parkton American Legion Post 256.
Born April 20, 1961, in Baltimore, Wilbur was the son of Beverly J. (Bean) Mays and the late Wilbur G. “Willie” Mays, Sr. He was a 1979 graduate of Hereford High School and served in the US Army in the 1980’s with the 1st of the 9th Cavalry. Wil was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, a member of the NRA, and the Red Lion American Legion. He was owner of Mays Trucking for over 15 years. Wil and Patti would have celebrated 12 years of marriage on July 24, 2016. In addition to his wife, Patti, and mother, Beverly Mays, he is survived by two sons, Shawn Mays and Kacey Mays; two step-daughters, Renee’ Throne and her husband Bradley, and Kandyce Webster and her husband Dustin; six grandchildren: Timothy, Zachary, Hunter, Austen, Kaitlyn, and Kylie; several loving nieces and nephews; two brothers, Leonard Henry Mays and his wife Deborah, and Gary Morgan; and a sister, Janice Lynn Mays Bradford and her husband Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.