Bradford “Brad” H. Mayo
Published 12:01 am Monday, July 18, 2022
Bradford Hudson Mayo, age 84, of Lake Charles, La. passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022. Bradford was born April 26, 1938 to Claudius and Madge Mayo.
Brad was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles where he graduated from Gillis High School. He then went on to attend Centenary College in Shreveport, La. where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. He served as a LT. in The United States Navy for six years in the Mediterranean aboard the U.S.S. Sandoval. After returning to Lake Charles in 1967, Brad joined his father in the family business, Mayo Land Title Co., Inc. He continued working in the business for over 50 years. Boy Scouts was an integral part of his life earning the rank of Eagle Scout and attending National Jamboree. As an adult he was the Boy Scout Master of Troop 5 for over 30 years. He earned the Silver Beaver Award in 1982. Brad also served as the Scout Master for the Troops that attended the National and World Jamborees. He was a proud lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where he served in numerous capacities. In the community he served in and supported many civic and community organizations including coaching youth sports, Kiwanis Club, Avenue of Flags, Sons of the American Revolution, Salvation Army, and Quarterback Club for the McNeese Cowboys.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Ann Laurence Mayo; sons, Thaddeus C. Mayo (Tammie), Zachary H. Mayo and Joshua V. Mayo (Dawn) all of Lake Charles, La.; daughters, Stephanie M. Starkovich (Chad) of St. Charles, Ill. and Mariah R. M. Fine (George) of Alexandria, La.; grandchildren, Chandler Mayo, Cooper Mayo, Claudia Mayo, Olivia Mayo, Belle Fine, Natalie Starkovich, and William Starkovich; sister, Virginia S. Mayo of Monroe, Ga.; brothers-in-law, Michael Laurence (Margaret) and Teddy Laurence (Sherrill); sister-in-law, Carol Laurence.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Claudius A. Mayo and Madge D. Mayo; sister, Judy Mayo; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will welcome relatives and friends at First United Methodist Church Worship Center of Lake Charles on Monday, July 18, 2022 beginning at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10 a.m. until the time of services. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Weldon Bares and the Rev. Steffanie Pace. Burial will be immediately following in Orange Grove – Graceland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Boy Scout Troop 5 at 812 Kirkman St. Lake Charles, La. 70601 and the Avenue of Flags at 127 W. Broad St, Suite 600, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337-437-7810)
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Mayo family.