Sabdiel Aaron Mayo Jr., or Junior as he was known to everyone, passed away on Aug. 1, 2014, in Kingman surrounded by his family.
Junior was the third child and first son born to Sabdiel Mayo Sr. and Rachel Mayo (Hartnell) on June 19, 1960, on Father's Day in Los Angeles. Following his parents, he moved to Kingman 35 years ago.
He loved restoring classic cars, attending professional sports games and spending time with his family. He worked at Tucker Plastics, General Cable and then became a professional house painter for many years until a back injury prevented him from working. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother and grandfather. Everyone who knew Junior was fascinated by his charismatic manner, generous heart and down-to-earth persona.
Junior was preceded in death by his father and grandfather, Henry Hartnell, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie; his mother, Rachel; his children, Michael, Helen and Lil Junior ; his stepchildren, Tamara, Tara, Michael and Carissa; his sisters, Donna, Betty, Sally and Irene; his brothers, Alfred, Arthur and John; his 14 grandchildren; 40 nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces; aunts, uncles and cousins; and many lifelong friends.
Please join us for a celebration of his life that will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2014, in the American Legion, 225 Oak St., Kingman.