Lowell Thomas Bays

Stockbridge, GA Mr. Lowell Thomas Bays, age 86 of Stockbridge died Monday, September 7, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Bays, Stockbridge; son, Lowell Edward 'Ed' and Debbie Bays, Stockbridge; granddaughter, Cindetta and John Anthony, Rockwall, TX; great-grandson, Charlton Lowell Anthony, Rockwall, TX; granddaughter, Certoya 'Toya' Gillans; step-grandchildren, Jessica Couch and children Preston, Cheyenne and Caleb; Jesse 'J.T.' Couch and children Madalyne and Emilee; brothers, Paul and Nina Bays, Darrell and Sandy Bays, Kenneth and Diane Bays, Larry Joe and Kathy Bays; sisters, Janet Romeo, Shirley Williams, Elva Ragland, Wanda and Bob Joseph, Carol Fazzio, and Twila and David Walker; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Mr. Bays was born in Winding Gulf, WV, one of 17 children of Alva and Eula Bays. He recently completed a compilation of his life, 'Memories of a Boy born at Possom Holler, WV on 2-21-1934.' Mr. Bays spent most of his career affiliated with multiple trucklines. When the trucking industry was regulated in the 60s and 70s, he was involved in litigation on behalf of Trucking Operating Rights as well as Interstate Commerce Commission Rules and Regulations Committee and National Motor Freight Classification Committee. He was Traffic Manager at Point Express and Bowman Transportation and finished his career as Manager of the Weighing and Research Department with Old Dominion Freightlines. Lowell loved his family and enjoyed many years of traveling, hunting and fishing. He served the Lord for over 51 years working with youth and serving as a Deacon in several churches. He also had the privilege of baptizing his great-grandson Charlton. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm at The Rock Baptist Church, Rex, GA with Pastor Howard Greer officiating. The family will receive friends in the Gathering Room at the church from 1:00 pm until service hour. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.

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