James Lester Mayhew

Published 10:51 am Friday, March 27, 2020

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James Lester Mayhew, 69, died with his family by his side on March 23, 2020 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

He was born Sept. 16, 1950 to the late James and Louisa (Dunn) Mayhew. He was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ali Morgan Reavis.

He graduated from Davie High School and worked for Avgol for 10 years. He also retired from Skyline after 20 years as an electrician. He was a life member of the Bixby Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: his two girls, Jill Miller (David) of Mocksville, Lyvonne Reavis of Harmony; 3 grandchildren, Kyndall and Kyleigh Miller, James Reavis (Courtney); 1 great-granddaughter, Ava Reavis; a great-grandson on the way, Kai Xander Reavis; and his caring partner, Debbie Campbell.

He was proud of his girls, grandchildren and great-grandchild.  He was a joy to be around and everyone that met him loved being around him.  He enjoyed going to the beach, painting, welding yard art, auctions, being an all-around craftsman, going to flea markets and collecting junk (oops… “treasures”), and he telling jokes and making people laugh.

A visitation will be held Friday March, 27 from noon-5 p.m. (family will not be present) in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel in Mocksville.  The graveside service will be Saturday March 28 at 1 p.m. at the Bixby Presbyterian Church Cemetery, officiated by the Revs. Gary Marshall and Pete Peterson.