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Sherman Lee Mays

October 14, 1943 ~ February 28, 2022 (age 78)


Funeral services for Sherman Lee Mays, age 78 of Manchester will be conducted on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 2 PM in the Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Mill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 11 AM on Thursday until time of service. Sherman passed away on Monday, February 28 at Unity Medical Center.

Sherman was born on October 14, 1943, to the late George Washington and Michael Fleeta Moore Mays, in San Miguel, CA. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army for thirteen years. Upon his honorable discharge form his service, his rank was captain. He was a member of the Manchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a retired logistics manager for Bridgestone. Sherman was a gunsmith with his own shop, The Stock Shop, and a competitive pistol skeet and trap shooter for many years. He was a founding member and skeet and trap coach for the Coffee County Clay Busters, and a manager of the Highland Rim skeet and trap club. Sherman was also an author, having two-gun books published.

In addition to his parents, Sherman is preceded in death by one son, Steven Eugene Mays; granddaughter, Skylar Ann Mays; brother, Eugene Doice Mays. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Faye Mays; daughter, Stacey Lynn Drake (Chris); sons, Jonathan Daniel Sipe (Jennifer), Paul David Sipe (Jessica). William Joseph Sipe (Tina), Thomas Lee Sipe (Regina); grandchildren, Elijah, Seth, Peyton, Parker, Sarah, Shelby, Lauren, Savannah, Nicole, Brody, Nikki, Steven, Amber, and Bradlee; several great grandchildren, extended family members, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to:

American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Society, and "Target the Future"

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Mays family.

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March 3, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel, McMinnville Highway Manchester

Funeral Service
March 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel, McMinnville Highway Manchester

Interment following funeral service
March 3, 2022

Forest Mill Cemetery, Manchester

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