Jerry James Mayo, Sr., 73, of Blytheville, Ark., died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Ark.
He was born Sept. 15, 1931, at Avert, the eldest son of the late L.E. Mayo, Sr., and Mildred Mayo of Blytheville.
He was affiliated with Trinity Baptist Church for many years and was a Mason with the Masonic Lodge in Parma. Mr. Mayo served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He received a masters degree in education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.
Mr. Mayo was preceded in death by his father, L.E. Mayo, Sr.; and a brother, Lewis E. Mayo, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Erma Jean Brannon Mayo of the home; a son, Dr. J.J. Mayo, Jr. of Conway, Ark.; his mother, Mildred Sarah Lawrence Mayo of Blytheville, Ark.; a brother, Terry H. Mayo of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Norma Jean Mayo DeGise of Peoria, Ill., and Mae Elizabeth Mayo Lovelace of Blytheville, Ark.
A full military graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville completing the arrangements.
Mr. Mayo requested any memorials in his name be made to the Veterans Administration or to Trinity Baptist Church in Blytheville.