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September 19, 1942 - November 24, 2017

Burial Date: November 29, 2017

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David Lewis Mays, 75, of Mayfield, KY, formally of Poplar Bluff, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN.

He was born on September 19, 1942 to Stuart and Sara (Bliss) Mays in Tioga, PA.  He attended graduated from North Penn Senior High School.  David worked for Southern Machine Tool and Dye and later for Technical Plastics in Poplar Bluff.  Throughout his 17 year military career David served in the Army, Marine Corp, and the Missouri National Guard where he was a reservist and recruiter.

He married Barbara L. Knuckles on September 16, 1977.   She preceded him in death on May 21, 2009.  When he married Barbara he gained five children; Dottie (Kenny) Scott, Duke (Kim) Brannum, Mary Jo (Don) Lynn, Nola (Randy) Scott, and Teresa “Tee” (Russell) Gaddis.

On May 15, 2015 he married Peggy McReynolds in Graves County, KY.

He was a member of Agee Fellowship Church and the Poplar Bluff Masonic Lodge #209.

David is also survived by his wife, Peggy Mays; two daughters, Tina Tedone and Lia (Alphonse) Domingo; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren; five siblings, Lorraine Nearing, Esther Harer, Stu Mays, Skip (Deborah) Mays, and John Mays.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and parents.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 10:00- 11:00 am at Moore Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff, MO.
Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 11:00 am in the Moore Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Jim Hoyt officiating.  Burial will take place in Black Creek Cemetery.