Jimmie Ray Mayes, 85, of Hot Springs, died July 26, 2017.
He was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Jim is survived by his wife, Judy Fergusson Mayes; his four children, Mark (Susan Baldridge), Bisbee, Ariz.; Dwight, Sparks, Nev.; Melissa, Metairie, La.; Scott (Kelly Kreider), Metairie; and three grandchildren, Lauren, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Alec, Durango, Colo.; and Lilly, Metairie.
He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech and retired as a senior vice-president from Walk, Haydel, and Associates, Consulting Engineers in New Orleans. He was a registered professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana and was a member of several professional engineering organizations.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans for many years. After moving to Hot Springs, he was a member of the National Park Rotary Club and participated in many other volunteer organizations, including the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, Literacy Council, and First United Methodist Church.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.