HAUGHTON - Services for SMSgt. Richard L. Mays USAF (Ret.), 72, will be held on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Bryan Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Richard (Dick) retired from the U.S. Air Force and spent his life dedicated to the defense of our country as an electronic warfare engineer. He was an honorary member of the Barksdale Chief's Club. He took great pride in his yard and home and enjoyed the company of his friends and family. Dick will be remembered for his artistic talent and his love for taking care of other people.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harry Dean Mays and Katherine Hand Willis, first wife Bonnie Mays, brother Ronnie Mays and Mike Lea and Terry Barley.
He is survived by his wife Norma Mays, daughters Sharon Barley, Toni Ford and husband Charlie, Michelle Johnscher and husband Richard, Jodi Burr and husband Tim, brother Matt Mays, grandchildren Robert Lea, Richard Mackin, Kristi Mackin, Carrie Golden, Keith Golden, Dean Johnscher, Jacob Lott, Adam Golden, Corey Burr, Josie Lott, Carson Burr and Caellen Burr as well as nine great grandchildren and a host of other loving friends and family.
The family would like to thank Promise Hospital for the care they gave to their Papa and the compassion they showed the family.