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“To the Mayo Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as I think about how deeply this loss hurts. He was...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Carolyn McLain Bickle - Baytown, TX

“You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for you loss. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Linda Hoskins - Baytown, TX

“Dear Mayo Family, Che and I would like to express our heart felt condolances on the loss of Pete. He will forever be a part of everyone who knew him...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Kirk Warren - Beach City, TX


Joe Gene "Pete" Mayo passed away during the early morning of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Pete Mayo was born September 15, 1930, in Richland, Texas. As a child, he was given the nickname "Pete" by his uncle, and he went by it for the rest of his life. A young man of adventure, Pete was at home on the back of a bucking rodeo bull, behind the wheel of a motorcycle, semi-truck, boat, army convoy, convertible Cadillac, or a pickup with a house trailer behind. Pete was even at home jumping out of planes when trained as a paratrooper for the United States Army at Fort Campbell in Kentucky and did maneuvers in Florida.

Pete was truly a "jack of all trades," and after his time in service, he specialized as an electrician for Diamond Shamrock-Occidental Petroleum for 40 years. He was always an outdoorsman, making many trips to Lake Livingston, South Texas and South America to fish, hunt, camp or to just enjoy the beauty of nature. Pete always enjoyed the company of his family, his sons' friends and his dogs on his many adventures. Pete had a canine companion by his side nearly every single day of his life. He is well-known his neighborhood for his daily walks with his Labradors, always having time for children who wanted to pet them. Pete spent many a day with his grandchildren and great grandchildren camping, fishing or enjoying snow-cones at local parks near the water.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lola Mae Mayo. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jacque Kern Mayo, of Baytown; sisters, Myra Gunter of Baytown and Maxine Spencer of Topeka Kansas. He is also survived by his sons, Joe Paul and his wife, Laverne Mayo, of Baytown; Pi-Yi Gene and his wife, Lee Lou Wade Mayo, of Baytown. Grandchildren include Gina Trammell and husband, John, of Baytown; Dean McDugle and wife, Sara, of Hockley, Texas; Ben Lee Schneider and wife, Maegan Casey Schneider, of Leander, Texas; Colton Wade Mayo of Baytown. Seven great grandchildren include Jordan, Lainey and Jace Trammell; Baylor and Jesse McDugle; Kaiden and Kase Schneider. Pete is also survived by his niece, Michaelene Mock of Baytown and long-time caregiver, Lovie Hebert.

A memorial service, officiated by Brother Justin May, is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown 77521, 281.839.0700. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family asks that friends and loved ones make a donation to their favorite nature related charity.