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Norman “Gayle” Mays

Norman “Gayle” Mays, 64, of Gibson, Tenn. was in the care of Gibson Funeral Home where a funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 with burial following at Gibson Memory Gardens in Gibson. Visitation was held Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Mr. Mayes was born in Trenton, Tenn. on October 22, 1952 and departed this life, surrounded by loved ones in his home on June 19, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Mays; and brother, Glenn Mays.
Mr. Mays is survived by his loving wife, Hazel Marie Mays; daughter, Patricia West; mother, Estelle Mays; step-daughter, Clarissa Zaricor; step-son, Bobby Wayne Craig; brother, Jack Mays; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was a man of many nicknames, including “Monk”, “Tin Man” and “Iron Man”. His family described him as a caring man, who was always willing to help people out. He loved working with his hands. His wife said he was very proud to have been a football player for Peabody High School.
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