Robert "Bob" Arthur MayoApril 16, 1947 ~ December 18, 2017 (age 70)
Robert "Bob" Arthur Mayo, 70, of Wills Point, passed from this life to glory on Monday, December 18, 2017, in Dallas. Services for Bob will be held at Stonepoint Church on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Bob was born 4-16-1947 in Greenbelt, MD. He graduated from Medical Lake High School, Medical Lake, Washington in 1965 and entered the Air Force in 1965. He served 4 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed in the Philippines.
Bob graduated from Adams State College May 1974 with a degree in gerontology and social services. He married Alice Grace Decker on October 23, 1976 in Denver Colorado.
Bob worked for the State of Colorado in Denver prior to moving to Carrollton, Texas with Alice to serve at Gospel for Asia’s USA headquarters in March 1996. He faithfully served with Gospel for Asia for over 20 years—as a leader in the ministry and in 4 different departments.
Bob moved to Wills Point when Gospel for Asia moved their USA headquarters to Wills Point in August 2014. He enjoyed learning and fellowshipping at Stonepoint Church, where he participated in a Journey Group and wrote posts for the church’s blog.
Bob was proceeded in death by his father Lester Mayo on 7-4-1983 and mother Anita Mayo (nee Barron) on 9-13-2009. Bob’s wife, Alice, went to heaven on 12-23-2012 after several years of debilitating illness.
Bob is survived by sisters Joey St. Michelle and Debbi Marquette, her husband Tom, and brother Chuck Mayo and his wife Santina; along with nephew Josh Mayo; nephews Tom Marquette and Ryan Marquette and his wife Vanessa; niece Sarah Enslin and her husband Jason; and great niece and nephew Madison and Colton Enslin.
Bob Mayo initiated many friendships and was a loyal friend – someone who could be trusted to keep his word. His humble, gentle manner immediately put people at ease.
Bob was a faithful husband – even after Alice became ill just a few years into their new marriage. Bob faithfully lived out his vows to love, honor, and cherish her in sickness and in health, for better and for worse, till death do us part.
Bob was a persevering Christian – through the trials, struggles, hardships, doubts, buffeting, and much more.
Bob was a sacrificial and humble servant of Christ – often anonymously helping people without recognition. He cared deeply for the comfort and well-being of others.
Bob always had a listening ear, a genuine concern, an encouraging Scripture, a hug and chocolate – with a few groovy words from the 70’s thrown in for comic relief.
Bob’s life was a Godly example to so many people in so many ways. He surely heard his Master say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” as he entered into the joy of his Lord.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob be made to Gospel for Asia, 1116 St. Thomas Way, Wills Point, TX 75169, www.gfa.org.