April 25, 1955 - November 19, 2015
Dennis Wayne Mayo, age 60, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in his residence. He was born on April 25, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a 1973 Graduate of Mechanicsburg High School.
Dennis was a hard worker and loved his job as Maintenance Supervisor at Urbana University. He was known as “Mr. Fix-It” by many of his special friends at the College. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, boating, and camping, especially at Lake Erie. Dennis enjoyed playing Texas Hold em with his card buddies, and working in his garden. He loved his dogs, Lucky, Cosmo, and Baby.
He is survived by his wife, Terri ; his Daughter, Stacia Mayo (Andrew) Campbell; Grandchildren, Camden, Macie, Carson, and Tucker Wayne; his Mother, Mary Johnson; Sister, Susan Mayo (Keith) Rutan; Sister-In-Laws, Lana(Larry)Riley, Shelly (Kenny) Hile; Aunts, Linda (Bob) Dozer, Mildred Stokes, Charlotte Laird, and Norma Boggs; several cousins, nieces, nephews, including Amanda and Jeff Rutan, as well as special friends Richard Edwards and Charlie Keller.
Dennis was preceded in death by his Father, John Wayne (Judy) Mayo; Grandparents Donald and Nellie (Bowshier) Mayo, John Neimeyer and Elsie Foulk, Step Father Johnny Johnson, and In-Laws Richard and Juanita Irvin.
The Family would like to extend their heartfelt special thanks to all of Dennis’ doctors and the Crossroads Hospice staff.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12-2 on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON funeral home, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, where the funeral will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dale Fitch officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
So sorry to hear about Dennis’s passing. I’m also very sorry that we were unable to attend, but we didn’t find out till today. Dennis was a very good man, and a true loss to our community.
We will keep you all in our prayers.
Danny and Sandy Gaver
Dear Mrs. Mayo and the rest of the family members,
We are so very sorry to hear the passing of Dennis. He was so wonderful to all UU people in serving UU when he was working here. There was always a good smile on his face every time we saw him. We miss him so badly when he had the accident and was no longer able to work.
It was a great shock to know that he has passed away. I was at his 60th birthday party not long ago and thought he looked great.
We pray that God bring His comfort and strength to all of you during this difficult time.
Thank you for Dennis’ life!
I worked with Dennis at UU for many years, and he was such a special person. I was so fond of him. With Dennis, what you saw was what you got. I don’t know a lot of people that honest. He was such a hard worker. I never saw Dennis idle. He approached his work in a no nonsense manner without a lot of drama. I don’t think Dennis and I ever had an encounter on campus that didn’t leave me laughing. He had a great sense of humor, and if he was having a bad day those around him would never know it. I will always remember Dennis for the great guy that he was. I’m sure he’s busting around heaven today, because I don’t think even heaven will slow Dennis down. I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that fond memories will help ease the pain of loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.