Garnet Ray Mayo, 77, of #5 Redden Village, Bluefield, WV, died Monday April 3,
2006 at his residence.
Born May 18, 1929 in
Duhring, WV, he was the son of the late John and Ella Dillon Spencer. Mr. Mayo
was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
He was the designer of the Shoney’s logo in 1975, while employed as a Graphics
Designer for Acken Signs. Mr. Mayo was also the first artist at WVVA-TV and was
in charge of the engraving/art department and the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. He
was the former owner and operator of Sign/Ad Graphics.
In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Ed Mayo; and one
sister, Carol Mayo.
Survivors include his
wife, Betty Braskey Mayo of the home; three children, Karen Weese and her
husband (Dwain) of Bluefield, WV, Rebecca Faughn and her husband Rodney, and
Deborah Iden and her husband Terry of Melbourne, FL; nine brothers and sisters,
Jean Baker and her husband Jim of Longview, TX, Shirley Shrader and her husband
Butch of Bluefield, VA, Judy Gardner and her husband Richard of Staunton, VA,
John Mayo and his wife Sybil of Bluefield, WV, Mike Mayo of NC and Steve Mayo of
Bluefield, VA, Ann Coffey of Bluefield, VA, Brenda Mayo of Bluefield, VA and
Charles Mayo; three grandchildren, Kiley Weese of Bluefield, WV, Kevin Cooke of
Fairfax, VA and Marrisa Boulware of St. Paul, MN and his step mother, Betty Lou
Mayo of Yards, VA.
In accordance with Mr.
Mayo’s wishes, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Foundation, National Headquarters, Donations, 6350 North Andrews Avenue, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages may do so by visiting
Mercer Funeral Home and
Crematory of Bluefield, is serving the Mayo family.