Steven Eugene Mays


Steven was born on September 30, 1967 in Heidelberg, Germany. His father was an officer in the U.S. Army. Steve lived with his parents at several Army bases and eventually moved to Huntsville, AL in 1973. He attended Grissom High School but graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1985. Steve accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as His personal savior at the age of 17 and felt the calling to be a pastor. He graduated from Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga, TN with a degree in Bible Theology and served in the ministry for nearly 20 years. During this time, he had the privilege to share the Gospel and lead several to the Lord. After leaving the ministry he continued to teach Sunday School classes. He also established Mays Computer Business.
A great joy in his life was coaching his boys' football and baseball teams.
Steve had many friends with whom he loved to hunt. He was so excited to have his children join in his love of hunting.
Steve was gentle, kind and generous man with a heart of gold. His grandkids called him "Big" as he was bigger than life to them.
He cherished his Lord Jesus Christ, his family and his country.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Skylar Ann Mays; maternal grandparents, Casey and Ray Humphrey; paternal grandparents, George and Michelle Mays.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Sandra Smith; step father, Bobby Smith; father, Sherman Mays; step mother, Faye Mays; children, Eli Mays (Maggie), Seth Mays, Sarah Mays (Justin), Peyton Mays, Parker Mays; step children, Jamie Nunn, Lauren Smith (Eric), Allison Coffee' (Michael); siblings, Stacey Drake (Chris); step sisters, Wanda Mannan (Darren), Wendy Powers; step brothers, Paul and Jonathan Sypes; grandchildren, Addie Mays, Keaton, Cotton, Racelyn and Asa Coffee and Finley Skylar Smith.
Services for Steve are Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
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Published on March 15, 2019
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