William “Bill” Thomas Mays, Jr. 67, of Henrico went to be with Jesus on December 26, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his father, William T Mays, Sr and his mother, Barbara S. House.
Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Nancy; daughter, Jennifer Benson (Ray); son, Gregory Mays (Marissa); four precious grandchildren, Allie Belote, Ruby Belote, Bryor Mays and Field Mays; and brothers, Keith Mays (Heather) and Kevin Mays.
Bill’s love and devotion to his family was unmatched. He was known for his loving and generous heart and was always eager to reach out and help anyone at any time.
He was loved and adored and will be dearly missed. He will continue to live on through his children and grandchildren.
Bill recently retired (due to health issues) from Duffy’s Repair Service where he had spent 30+ years diagnosing and repairing vehicles. Bill created Auto Tech and taught hands-on instructional classes. His automotive knowledge and discernment were remarkable.
He spent many hours volunteering at Johnson Elementary, and endless hours at Bethlehem Little League where he was the Chief Umpire for many years.
Bill loved baseball especially watching his son (big #9) and grandsons’ (little #9’s) play! He was a huge Atlanta Braves fan and was thrilled when they won the 2021 World Series.
Not only was in an inspiration to his family but to all who knew him.
He was an active member of Staples Mill Road Baptist Church where he loved serving his Lord and Savior.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 3rd at 1 pm at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Staples Mill Road Baptist Church or the American Kidney Fund.