Remembering The Life & Love of King David Mays



August 18, 926 – October 16, 2021

King David Mays was born August 18, 1926, in Junction City, Arkansas to the union of Robert Mays and Dezerra Suide. He came to Seattle on the train after graduating from high school. He told the story of having very little money and while on board, soldiers befriended him and bought him food every day.

King graduated from Bernice High School, Bernice, Louisiana in 1943. He entered the US Army November 1943; performed basic training, truck driver light and heavy, and a clerk typist. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he attended the University of Washington. King worked at City Dye Works and operated a steam presser, sized and shrank wool while going to school. King retired from the US Postal Service after 35 years as a Mail Carrier.

King was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maurine, daughter Diane Kemp and son Andre Mays. He is survived by his daughter Deborah Patton, Karen Williams, Ava Green, Yvonne King, and Lenora Mays. He also leave to mourn his soulmate Louise LaDay, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

His favorite past time were playing cards going to horse racing.

Funeral service, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ae. N. Viewing at 12:00 PM followed by a service at 1:00 PM. Repast is planned for the next day Thursday November 11th – 4:00 PM at Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144