David Allen Mayo

mayo4-2015David Allen Mayo, 81, passed away on April 11, 2015 in Galveston, Texas. He was born on April 10, 1934 in Moberly, Missouri to Lyda Alice Lowry Mayo and Joe Allen Mayo.  David was raised on a farm near Mount Airy, Missouri, a place he remembered fondly his entire life. David is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nolie Brown Mayo, daughters Diane Krolczyk and husband Johnnie, Donna Pierpoline and her husband David, Carol Countie and her husband Greg, Kathryn Lincecum and her husband Doyle, and a son Matthew Allen Mayo. David is also survived by sisters Sharon Harlan and husband Tom, Kathy Gaines and her husband Dennie, and nine grandchildren Kyle Enriquez, Joseph Krolczyk, Michael Pierpoline, Jonathan Pierpoline, James Countie, Bradley Countie, Ryan Lincecum, Robert Lincecum, Ross Lincecum, along with many beloved nieces, nephews, and numerous other family members and friends.

When his nation called, he answered by joining the United States Air force.  David served his country from 1951 to 1953, attaining the rank of Airman First Class. He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1969 while working and raising his growing family. David was also a Mason for fifty years.

David started his professional career with Rath Packing Company in 1956, starting as a salesman in Decatur, IL. David was soon promoted to Sales Manager and was transferred to Miami, FL, and then Memphis, TN. Rath then transferred David to Houston, TX, in 1976. In 1978, David took a position as Regional Sales Manager for Jones Dairy Farm, where he worked until he retired, overseeing the Western half of America, including Alaska and Hawaii. David truly had a passion for his work, and sales was more than just a job, for David made countless friends and enjoyed many great times during the course of his career.

David enjoyed collectibles, gardening, sports and traveling the world.  He was an active member of Clear Lake United Methodist church serving as an usher for 37 years.

A memorial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Clear Lake United Methodist Church with a reception following. The viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 pm at Crowder Funeral home. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in David’s memory may do so to Clear Lake Methodist Church Building Fund, 16355  El Camino Real, Houston, TX,, 77062 or The American Heart Association.


  1. Nolie – – –

    I am so sorry for your loss, but what a great life he had! To be married for 59 years is such a great gift. You will be in Cathy’s and my prayers

    James Sherrill
    Tuesday, 14 April 2015 9:42

    James Sherrill
  2. Dear Mayo Family,

    I send my deepest condolences. Although I did not know Mr. Mayo well, it has been an honor to have conversed with him here and there over the last several years. I have had the greatest joy in befriending the Mayo Family, starting with Carol and Greg, and branching out through the rest of the ‘family tree’.

    The best gift I received from Mr. Mayo, in addition to friendships with his family members, was a lovely, joyous conversation with him and Ms. Mayo while visiting his home recently. Carol can tell the funny reason I was there in the first place (right, Carol?), but as it turned out, I feel truly blessed that I was given that opportunity to get to know him a little better. Those little moments can be God’s greatest gifts!

    Carolyn Bynum
  3. David Mayo, a blessed man, was rich in love, faith, family, and friends. David’s legacy of service will continue throughout the generations he inspired.

    Nolie, may you and your family find comfort that David, a kind and faithful servant, is now in the hands of our Lord. 

    Jay and Dennis Spuck
  4. I’m David’s son and I miss him more than words can express.

    Matt Mayo

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