Dec. 8, 1933–May 9, 2021
Tommy Lee Mays, 87, of Ironton, passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his residence.
Lee was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son to the late William R Mays and Martha Perkins McCown.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lana Gail Robinson Mays, whom he married March 21, 1987.
Lee was a 1951 graduate of Boyd County High School and was a proud United States Navy veteran who served on the USS Wasp.
He was a pipe fitter for 36 years at AK Steel, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and was a Mason.
Lee was of the Southern Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Tommy “Bill” (Linda) Mays and Timothy Mays both, of Ashland, Kentucky; daughter, Sherri (Jerry McKenzie) Mays; four step-children, Butch Hanshaw, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Kimberly (Adam) Koster, of Tampa, Florida, Scott (Melissa) Koster, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and Larry (Lana) Koster, of Flatwoods, Kentucky; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton, with Brother Leon Dalton. Burial will follow in Slab Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 2 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
To offer the Mays family condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.