Alfred Mayo Obituary

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In Memory of

Alfred George Mayo Sr.

June 6, 1928 - July 19, 2014
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Retired Master Sergeant, Alfred George Mayo, "Pops", 86, of Killeen, beloved husband and best friend of Song Ja (Moon) Mayo, took his first breath into his eternal life with his heavenly Father on July 19,2014. Surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved on as he joined his family in Heaven. Those awaiting his arrival were his parents, Alfred Vincent and Grace Nova (Neely) Mayo, his siblings Geneva Ruth, Robert Emory, Vincent Iwin, Alberta Eleanor, Merle mayo, Eugene Arthur, Betty (Chapman) Mayo, and Floyd William Mayo. He will be with his daughter Grace Song Mayo. Pop was born June 6, 1928 in Penn Township,...
Retired Master Sergeant, Alfred George Mayo, "Pops", 86, of Killeen, beloved husband and best friend of Song Ja (Moon) Mayo, took his first breath into his eternal life with his heavenly Father on July 19,2014. Surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved on as he joined his family in Heaven.

Those awaiting his arrival were his parents, Alfred Vincent and Grace Nova (Neely) Mayo, his siblings Geneva Ruth, Robert Emory, Vincent Iwin, Alberta Eleanor, Merle mayo, Eugene Arthur, Betty (Chapman) Mayo, and Floyd William Mayo. He will be with his daughter Grace Song Mayo.
Pop was born June 6, 1928 in Penn Township, Pennsylvania where he resided until he moved to Rockville, Connecticut. In April of 1948 he began his military career when he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces – Army. He had an exciting, productive and rewarding career spanning 26 years. During which time he called many places home including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Germany, Korea, Kentucky Kansas, Mississippi and finally Texas! His time of deployment included both Korea and Vietnam. He was a respected, dedicated and rewarded serviceman. He received recognition for his exemplary service reflected in the following: Occupation Medal with special skills group Mechanics badge, six time Good Conduct Medal recipient, Korea Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Korean War), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star w/OCL and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/palm.
A Master in the area of marksmanship was an M-14 Rifle expert, M-1 Rifle sharpshooter and a Nike/Hercules Missile Fire Control Crewman. He held Certification in the Code of Military Justice and Non-Judicial Punishment, with specialized training in chemical, biological and radiological agents.
Following his retirement in September of 1972, he worked briefly for Jack Duncan Volkswagen in Killeen, Texas. Not long after his civilian employment his desire was to work closely with his three sons, George, Eugene and Junior. As a family, he started Happy Mobile in 1973 which later became Al's Super Exxon, along with Al's Annex (now operating as Flowers by Patricia's), 4-M Investments and Al's Auto Sales 1 & 2. All of the above has evolved into what we know today as Al's Super Center.
A strong man of God and member of the Body of Christ, he chose to worship the Lord at Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen. He was a man with many qualities and a character that reflects that of his biblical ancestors. He was a family man, like that of Noah, who provided for and protected his family, like David because he was a mighty warrior (soldier), like Nehemiah, because he built upon the things that God gave him. He was a perfect example of biblical stewardship as he generously gave to those less fortunate. He had an unconditional love for animals and referred to them as friends. He touched lives by touching hearts. Seeing in people what others didn't. He enjoyed the simple things in life. With a twinkle in his eye from the smile on his face, his heart was larger than life. While we grieve the loss of this great man, heaven rejoices as he is now home.

Leaving behind a legacy to be carried on by his wife, Song Ja (Moon) Mayo, his children and their spouses, Becky and Leo Free, George and Patty Mayo, Eugene and Laura Mayo, Patricia Ann (Mayo) and Joel Ray Barton, Alfred George Mayo Jr. and Susan Mayo. His grand children, Joshua Free, Alfred G Mayo III and wife Claire, Dr. Jason Mayo and wife Audrey, Megan Mayo, Lauren Mayo, Hope Mayo, Shawnette Song, Gracie Lorenzo, Melodie Garman and husband Will, Jasmine Mayo Crowell and husband Joshua, Adam Mayo, Hunter Christian Mayo, Shepherd Reed Mayo, Brittany Song Ja Mayo, Morgan Faith Mayo, Trinity Rose Mayo, Emeri Grace Mayo, Lindsey Emmons, Taylor Robinson, Bailey Emmons, Riese Perry, Hailey Perry, Rachel Song Gomez, Abigail Ray Ann Barton, Jake Mayo, Seth Mayo, Luke Mayo, Sam Mayo, Max Mayo and Song Mayo. His great grandchildren Champ, Maverick, Jase, Sydney, Riley, Gabe, Haley, Jade, Tatum, Brodyn, Victoria, Karysma, Isaac, and Kyle.
Our family would like to express sincere gratitude and bestow special blessings on the staff of the Teague Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Temple, Texas. A special note of love to Lupe Ortiz, his "guardian angel" and Donald Simpson who he loved as his son. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we shared with him.
Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, July 22 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m Wednesday July 23 at the funeral home with the burial to follow at 12:00 pm at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located at 11463 HWY 195, Killeen Texas.
Memorial donations can be made to: Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, Tx. 78641.

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"I miss you EVERYDAY. No one will ever compare to you grandpa. Love you" Morgan Mayo

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