MJ Kelli Talks With Billy Mays' Son
June 30, 2009 at 5:02 AM (PT)
A day after TV pitchman BILLY MAYS’ death, his son recalled the many speeches his father often gave, reports THE JACKSONVILLE SUN. "BILLY MAYS III, during a special tribute to his father on CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WFLZ/TAMPA's MJ Morning Show, says he spoke to his father SATURDAY night after finding out via TWITTER that he had been on the US AIRWAYS flight earlier that day that made the rough landing at TIA after blowing a front tire.
"He sounded tired, it was nice to get to talk to him because there was a good chance I wouldn’t have talked to him because I was coming over the next day," said MAYS III, "I could hear it in his voice he was nervous about the surgery. It was one of those time he didn’t mention it. He pretty much went on for 20 minutes in his nervousness about what he was going to do to help us get moving."
"MAYS said his father was scheduled on MONDAY to undergo his third hip surgery this year.
"He told radio host MJ KELLI about some of his last words before he went to sleep SATURDAY night. "He had a relaxing night that night. He leaned over to his wife, DEB, and said, ‘Thanks for being you,’ and he told her he was scared and he just wants to get it over with," MAYS said.
"BILLY MAYS III said his father’s funeral will likely be held in PITTSBURGH.".