Jim­mie Mayes

The Sentinel-Record - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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