Harold Wayne Mayberry, age 72, of Plato, Mo., son of Roy and Ilene Mayberry, was born on October 8, 1934, at Bell City, Mo. and departed this life April 29, 2007, at Cox South Medical Center at Springfield, Mo., as a result of cancer.
Harold was a graduate of Puxico High School at Puxico, Mo. He was united in marriage to Janis Borneman July 13, 1953. To this union two children were born: Susan Spector of Joplin, Mo., and Brad Mayberry of Marshfield, Mo.
Harold was employed in St. Louis from 1953 - 1957. He served in the U.S. Army with the 208th M.P. Company from 1957 - 1959. He worked as a supervisor at Organizational Maintenance at Fort Leonard Wood until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Plato Masonic Lodge #469 and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason at the Joplin Temple. He served as a volunteer sheriff‚s deputy in both Pulaski and Texas counties for several years. He was also a member of the Democrat Central Committee of Pulaski County and at present serving as Democrat committeeman in Texas County as legislative vice chair. He had a lifelong love of riding and showing horses and cattle farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.
He is survived by his wife, Janis, of the home; his daughter, Susan Spector and her husband Sid of Joplin and son, Brad, and his wife Kimberly of Marshfield. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lisa Spector of Joplin and Braeden and Breanna Mayberry of Marshfield, two step-grandsons, David and Chris Spector of Joplin; and four step-great grandchildren, Devin, Preston, Doren and Isaac Spector of Joplin; and a brother, George „Bud‰ Mayberry, of Advance, Mo.
Funeral services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, Mo. Visitation was 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007. Masonic service was at 7 p.m. The funeral service was 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Roby Christian Church. Ministers officiating are Eugene Earp, Wesley Wallace and Kyle Willis. Interment will be at the Westwind Cemetery on the family farm.