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Wilbourn (Bill) Franklin Mayo

September 25, 1951 - April 12, 2020

No services will be held at this time due to travel and gathering restrictions in relation to the current pandemic.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to Agape Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX or the American Cancer Society.

Bill Mayo passed away due to natural causes on Easter Sunday April 12, 2020. Except for a short period in Houston, Bill was born and then lived all of his 68 years in Fort Worth, actively involved in his church community and working full-time right up to his last day.

An extreme extrovert, Bill served his church community faithfully, even during the past six years as he struggled off and on with cancer and related matters. He was the home-visit IT help desk for many church members; he never wanted to miss singing in the choir or running sound and lights on a Sunday morning (or any event); and he was always available to help in any capacity possible (including cleaning out church closets).

Serving people at both church and work was a significant part of Bill’s identity. Throughout his cancer treatment and going through rehab earlier this year, Bill just wanted to get back to work and help his customers with their IT issues.

Bill loved to tell a story and a joke. During his recent rehab, he told all his health practitioners that humor is his life. He joked about his resemblance to Vincent van Gogh when he lost most of an ear to cancer, and even recently joked about being thankful he still had the lobe of that ear…otherwise his facemask wouldn’t stay on and he’d starve because he wouldn’t be able to do his grocery shopping (!).

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbourn Robert and Billy Dene (Ross) Mayo.

Bill is survived by his daughter Christina Flux and husband Damien, and his son Ross Mayo. He is also survived by his siblings Mary Hill and husband Steve, Al Mayo and wife Katrina, and Nancy McBeth, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their children.