WALTER DEAN MAYS, of Alpena, Arkansas, was born August 12, 1968 in Independence, Louisiana to John Paul and Eloise (Cowart) Mays. He departed this life August 27, 2018 in Alpena, Arkansas at the age of 50 years.
Walter enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping, hunting, fishing and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He attended Osage Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Johnathan Mays of Harrison; two daughters, Amber Young and husband, Patrick of Harrison; Jessica Rose of Harrison; mother, Eloise Mays of Alpena; father, John Paul Mays of Berryville; three step-children, Kenneth Kaye and wife, Ashlee of Joplin, Missouri; John Edgar Kaye of Kingston, Arkansas; Sharon Rivera of Pocasset, Oklahoma; two brothers, Clifton Gabel and wife, Diane of Denham Springs, Louisiana; Paul Mays of Alpena; one sister, Tina Mays of Pelzer, South Carolina; and fourteen grandchildren, Payton, Bentley, Makenna, Ella, Zeke, Austyn, Gavin, Riley, Raylynn, Markise, Faustina, Gabriela, Ray and Mallina.
Visitation will be Friday, August 31, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel with Pastor Lannie Younger officiating. Interment will follow at Carrollton Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.