Eldridge “Buck” F. Mays Sr., 84, of Lexington died Feb. 11, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Buck was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Amherst and grew up in Buena Vista. He was preceded in death by his father, Emory Mays; his mother, Helen Drumheller Rogers; his stepfather, Hiter Rogers; his brother, Everette Mays; and his beloved grand dog Otis.

Buck was well known for being a loving husband and father. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and the outdoors.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa H. Mays; children Charlotte M. Mays (fiancé Howard Link), Eldridge F. Mays Jr., Emory A. Mays (wife Norma), Cynthia M. Hamilton (husband James); sister Linda Wingfield;10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and his beloved grand dog Rosie.

The graveside service will be today, Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at Greenhill Cemetery. We do request that you please wear your masks.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington. N-G

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