Kenneth O. Mayes

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    - Dee Canada
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Kenneth Orville Mayes, "Coach" to his many friends and student-athletes, "Pappaw" to his adoring family, and the loving and devoted husband to Tommie June Mayes for 66 years, entered the Kingdom of Heaven with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Ken was born in Graham, Texas, to Boyde and Lois Mayes on July 17, 1924. Family will receive friends at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas 77303, on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 5 - 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Grace Crossing Church of Christ, 105 FM 1488, Conroe, Texas 77384, on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Lanny Dreesen officiating. A private family graveside service will be conducted at Garden Park Cemetery. Ken is preceded in death by his parents Boyde and Lois Mayes, and his granddaughter Krista Mayes. He is survived by his wife Tommie June Mayes, brothers, Melvin Mayes (Mary), Eugene Mayes (Marci), sister Anice Hosea (Hilton), children, Debra Sue Pane (Bob), Kenneth Michael Mayes (Nancy), and David Leeke Mayes (Genevieve), and grandchildren Justin Pane (Elizabeth), Heather Pane, Sean Pane (Erica), Elizabeth Mayes, Kendall Mayes (Connie), Elyse Mayes, Kristopher Mayes (Cassie), Hunter Mayes (Angela), and great grandchildren Lilianah Gladys Mayes, Jayden Mikel Mayes and Analia Nicole Mayes. Pallbearers will be Mike Mayes, David Mayes, Bob Pane, Justin Pane, Sean Pane, Hunter Mayes, Kendall Mayes and Kristopher Mayes. Ken graduated from Abilene Christian University and pursued a Master Degree at The University of Houston. Ken served his country during World War II as a paratrooper in the European Campaign. He was successful in his chosen careers of coaching and teaching as well as the oil and gas industry. He coached and taught thousands of teenagers for over 25 year in Abilene, Texas and Conroe, Texas. His faith and strength in character positively affected these young lives and for years a Conroe High School Scholarship award was created in his honor, the "Lifesaver Scholarship Award." Ken's faith in God and Christ were humbly reflected in his life and in his relationship with others. He was a long time member of the Grace Crossing Church of Christ. He never met a person he did not love because God first loved us. 1 John 4: 19. He fondly boasted that he was an integral part of the Greatest Generation. He loved his grandkids dearly and challenged them often to Scrabble and crossword puzzles. He regularly researched and maintained his family's genealogy and he periodically distributed scrapbooks to his grandkids of their lives and their successes. Memorials may be made to Grace Crossing Church of Christ, 105 FM 1488, Conroe, Texas 77384, or to any Cancer Research organization. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


Published on from Oct. 9 to Oct. 23, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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