of Marshall, AR
September 12, 1945 - May 27, 2022
Jack Mays, age 76, of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, May 27th, 2022 in Marshall, Arkansas surrounded by family. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 12th, 1945 to Ancil C. Mays and Ila Jo Horton Mays.Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sharon Helm Mays of the home; three children, Sherri Jo Treat (Curtis) of Fayetteville, Jack Mays Jr. (Kim) of Harrison and Timmy John Mays (Rebecca) of Fayetteville; adored grandchildren, Josephine, Luke Treat (Linh), Hunter Mays, Logan Mays, Matthew Mays, Lila Mays and John Mays; sisters, Cindy Mahan of Russellville and Becky Kilburn (Marc) of Little Rock; and many nieces, nephews, numerous other family and friends. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Ancil and Ila Jo Mays. Jack's parents and uncles and aunts owned Mays Store in Marshall while he was growing up, so there was plenty of time for mischief and fun around the square with all the cousins and friends from other family businesses. Jack loved to laugh and was quite mischievous as a youngster. One such endeavor he rode his pony, Topsy, through Mays Store during store hours and was later 'bucked off Topsy during a town parade. Young Jack and a cousin accomplice also burned down a shed while sending smoke signals to another cousin. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1963. Jack married his high school sweetheart, Sharon, on January 17, 1965 and went on to attain a business degree from Arkansas Tech University in 1967. Jack and Sharon spent time in the Witts Springs Community from the Fall of 1967 to the Spring of 1970 while they worked at the school. Jack and Sharon lived three years in Russellville before returning to Marshall to work for a cousin selling real estate, which later opened the door for him to purchase his own real estate business. Jack went on to acquire his appraisal license and continued his career in real estate until his retirement. Jack was introduced to the outdoors as a young man by his Uncle Doyle Horton. He spent most of his free time hunting, fishing and camping with his friends and family. In his later years he and Sharon enjoyed spending time at their family cabin on the White River with his children and grandchildren. Jack accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 10. He was an example of love to his family. He was a patient man with a kind, humble heart, always calm during the storms of life. He was perpetually optimistic and witty. Jack lived by example and was thankful for what he had and always willing to share. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Graveside services for Jack will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 at East Lawn Cemetery in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Buck Mays III, Bro. Marc Kilburn and Bro. Luke Treat officiating. Bearers are Hunter Mays, Logan Mays, Matthew Mays, Lila Mays, John Mays and Luke Treat. Honorary bearers are Buck Mays, Marc Kilburn, Robert McNair, John David Stringfellow, Jess Myatt, Richard Passmore, James Mainord and Johnny Neal. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all friends and family who have shown their love and care through his battle with Alzheimer's. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to: Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601
Brenda and I are sadden by Jack passing. We love him and my sis Sharon and we have broken hearts!
Our hearts go out to this family in their loss. May he rest in peace and may you set your sights on a great reunion! Prayers for grace and peace as your days ahead are before you!James & Rebecca Patterson
Jack was class sponcer at of 1968 witts springs senior class he helped me turn 18 on burbon st in new orleans I will all ways remember he will be missed
The struggle with Alzheimer’s is a difficult journey. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the family and all who knew him.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Mr Mays was always super nice to me. I can remember being up at the house on the mountain playing with Jack Jr. Mr Jack and Sharon alway made me feel at home. Even the time Jr introduced me to the electric fence. Ouch. Oh and when I went out the back door and failed to remember they were “building” the deck. Thank you for the bandaids. Wounderful family!
So sorry to hear of Jack;s passing. He was a great friend when we all lived at Witts Springs and we spent some happy hours hunting and fishing on Richland. God bless and keep you all.
Sharon and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Prayers for all of you.
Tim, Rebecca, Lila and John,We are so sorry to learn about your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
There are a lot of things to say about Jack but what I’ll remember most is the spark in his eyes. I’m honored to have known Jack if only for a short while 🕊🕊🕊Heaven has gained a handsome Angel…young and full of life, to watch over those who loved him🕊
Sharon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a good man who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers thru this difficult time.
Sherri Jo and family,So sorry to hear of your loss! Praying for peace and comfortGlenda Morrison Bunch
I am so sorry to hear this, prayers for comfort during this time.
I will remember Jack's laugh and smile, and his quick wit. It was a privilege to work with him. My prayers and thoughts are with Sharon and their family. Jack has been, and will continue to be, missed by all who knew him.
So sorry for the loss.A big part of Searcy County!
So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. He was a fine man. My prayers are with the family.
Sharon and family, what a wonderful example Jack set for his children and grandchildren. His smile and spirit was his trademark. He is now at peace.
So sad to hear this news. I have many fond memories of Jack sitting in the real estate office with me in between showing property. Also going to South Mountain or Aunt Ila’s for a cookout. Prayers and love to all my family.
Jack made a difference in the lives of everyone that he ever knew
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. He was always such a kind man. Our condolences to the family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Sharon and kids, we are very sorry for your loss. I always counted jack as a friend. I used to really enjoy when he came into the clerks office to do research. We usually had a little conversation. Jack was a good man and he leaves behind a great family.
Although I have not seen Jack in many years. I remember him as being kind and entertaining! My prayers for Sharon & family. May peace be with you! Kay
The Smiley family is so sorry for your loss. Praying for the Mays family and may loving thoughts surround you at this time.
I was sad to hear about Jacks passing. He was a good man and a good friend and classmate to my dad, Darvin. Prayers for all of the family during this difficult time…
Sorry for your loss will be greatly missed
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon, so sorry for your loss. Dad and Jack were very good friends...Now they can hunt and fish on heaven's shores together. May God bless you and give you and the family strength as needed in time come..
We are so sorry for your loss. Jack was a fine man - we were privileged to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sherri Jo and CurtisI am so very sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was such a sweet person and I’m sure, he is rejoicing in heaven. Praying for you and your family during this time.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Jack will be greatly missed by the community and all those whose lives he touched over the years. We will always remember him fondly. He was a great asset to Searcy County and is irreplaceable. Love and prayers for Sharon and the family.
Our sympathy and prayers to the family. Jack will be missed.
To Sharon and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of loss. We hope you can find comfort knowing Jack is no longer suffering. We had some beautiful times. Jean and Joel Garland
Prayers and condolences for your families at this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers for each of you. May precious memories keep Jack dear to your heart .
Sharon and Family, Bill and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. Jack was a very kind man. You and your family are in our prayers.
Prayers of comfort for family
So sorry for your loss. I knew Jack from the time I was in grade school through theBuck/Lilly Mays family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
We send you all our deepest sympathy, and prayers.
Sharon and family, you have my deepest condolences during the loss of your loved one. May you have peace and comfort as you remember Jack’s remarkable life. God Bless each member of the family.
So sorry to hear this. A very kind man. My thoughts and prayers for the whole family.
Our hearts are heavy, remembering with fondness the friendship formed early in our years living in Marshall...from teaching your children and their spouses to Sharon teaching our sons. Jack was always the same- kind, friendly and welcoming. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Sending my love.
So sorry for the loss of Jack - he was always so nice and always with a smile- praying for peace for all
So sorry to hear this. We always thought a lot of JackHe was a very kind man and will leave a huge vacant spot in Marshall Arkansas. Prayers for Sharon & their children.
Sharon and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your lifelong friend, spouse and your childrens father. He was a joy to be around and a great friend to all who knew him. God bless each of you during this time.
Jack was good friend.