James William Mays ,78, born Dec. 24, 1941, in Nocona died on April 5, 2020, in Fort Worth.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Mays, son, Jody Mays and wife Renée, and sister, Jo Patrick and her husband Roger.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Dell Stout and father, William Thomas Mays.
Jim lived and worked in the Arlington area. He was a journeyman in the sign business.
His passions included racing horses from 1991 – 2004, fishing and his family. After his retirement, he moved to Nocona Lake with his wife Peggy.
There will be a funeral service on Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Forrester officiating. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery.
Due to the “social distancing” restrictions the funeral service attenders will be limited to immediate family. However, the funeral home will be open for people to stop by and sign the register book and “you may attend the graveside” to pay your last respects.
Memorial donations may be made to Lucky Paws Animal Shelter, or Henley Baptist Church.