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“Sorry to hear of you fathers passing. You and your family have my condolence. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: cliff dickey - Ypsilanti, MI

“Bob, So sorry to hear about your dad, Take care. John Altenbach ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: john Altenbach - lima, OH

“Bob Sorry to hear about the death of your father. Our thoughts are with you, Shannon ,Bobby and the rest of your family. Val and Larry ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Val and Larry - Lima, OH

“Bob, I was sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I know you are just getting over your knee surgery. Call me when you're ready and we'll...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Larry A Huffman - Lima, OH

“Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other and God Bless you all. Liz ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Liz Parker - Lima, OH - Friend

“Louie was the best neighbor anyone could have. He would do anything for you. We shared many good years with him and Barb. He taught me how to ice...Read More »
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Louie V. Mayo Jr., 95 of Lima, Ohio died on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH.

He was born Friday, September 14, 1917 in Vincennes, Indiana; the son of the late Louie Mayo Sr. and the late Marie Kennedy Mayo

He was married to first wife, Barbara Foster Southwood for 52 years, she died in 1989. He then married his second wife Louise Bender in 1994 for 18 years and she died May 20, 2011.

Mr. Mayo worked at Ford Motor Company at the River Rouge, Michigan Plant and in Indianapolis, Indiana. Retiring form there in 1982 after 42 years. He was a personal friend of Henry Ford himself. During World War II he served on the Ypsilanti, Michigan Police Force and returned to work with Ford Motor after the war. He was a Life Member of Phoenix Lodge #13 Free and Accepted Masons in Ypsilanti, Michigan (raised as a Master Mason -- October 6, 1942) and was a member of El Karan Grotto.

Surviving are son, Robert E. Mayo, Sr. of Lima, OH, and a daughter Sally Marie Jones. also surviving are five grandchildren; Linda Carnahan, Kenneth Jones, Robert E. Mayo, Jr., Shannon Kathleen Leffler and Sheryl Gaynor and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Thomas Mayo.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will be at a later date in Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com