Bob Charles Mays September 15, 1933 - April 23, 2012 Bob Charles Mays, age 78, passed away on April 23, 2012. He was born on September 15, 1933 to Jewell and Mildred Mays of Tipton, OK. Bob was the oldest of four children, Fay, Hazel and Vernon. When Bob was a boy the family migrated to Lamont, CA. He worked along side his Father as a teen to provide for the family. At the age of 19 he was drafted into the US Army and served for two years. When Bob was 23 he met Audrey McKinney in Lamont, CA and during their ten year marriage they had four daughters which he adored, Kathy, Teresa, Tammy and Linda. He had four grandsons, David, Eddie, Michael and Bradly and three granddaughters, Stacey, Sara and Sabrina, and numerous great grandchildren. Also survived by his companion of 38 years Judy Geer. He was at his happiest when his family was around him. He loved spending his time camping, waterskiing and fishing with his family. Bob also had a love of cars, the faster the better! He also enjoyed going to Las Vegas. We used to rub his bald head for luck when we all went together, he really got a kick out of that! He was known by all as a kind and soft hearted man who was willing to help those in need. Dad, Grandpa, you are gone from this earth but your unconditional love will live forever in our hearts, we will miss you. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday May 5, 2012 at Hillcrest Mortuary, Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield, CA. A celebration of life will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary on Sunday May 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM. There will be a gathering immediately after in the hospitality room at Hillcrest. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 1, 2012