Larry Wayne Mays, 66, of Lampasas died Sept. 29, 2020 in his home after a difficult battle with cancer.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Larry was born in Castroville, Texas to William and Estelle Mays on June 10, 1954.

He went to school at Natalia High School, where he met the love of his life, Denise Henson. Larry and Denise were married on Jan. 18, 1975. Together, they raised three children and were set to renew their vows later this year.

Larry served in the Army from 1974 to 1977. He then worked as a cable splicer for GTE and Verizon for over 30 years, during which time he was an active member of the Communications Workers of America union.

After a brief attempt at retirement, Larry began his second career working for Burnet and Lampasas school districts. Between both BCISD and Lampasas ISD, Larry worked in the school system for 10 years and was known in both districts as always being willing to lend a helping hand.

He also was involved in the Lampasas community through his time volunteering with the Lampasas Mission food pantry.

Larry is survived by his wife, Denise Mays; his daughter, Elizabeth Mays; sons Matthew Mays and wife Mandy, and Kevin Mays and wife Adreanna; his sister, Margaret Weston; brothers Neil Mays and Howard Mays; and grandsons Carter Mays and Elijah Mays.