Charles William “Bill” Mayo, of Roanoke, went home to be with his lord, Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Bill was born July 11, 1929 in Salem, VA. Bill was proceeded in death by his wife Altie Giles Mayo, his parents, Charles Henry Mayo and Pauline Helen Landers Mayo, and his sister, Lois Matthews.
He is survived by his sister, Mamie Moore (Florida); sons, Michael Mayo and wife, Jeanne, Charles T. (Tim) Mayo and wife, Debbie; nephew, Calvin C. (Clay) Giles Jr. and wife, Katherine; niece, Sharon Gannon and nephew Kevin Moore (Florida); grandchildren Scott and Michelle Kidman; great nieces and nephews, CJ, Jeremy, Chris, Megan, and Kacey Giles; many great, great nieces and nephews.
Bill is also survived his very special friend, Marie Hall.
Bill enlisted in the United States Airforce in 1945, serving eight years. He was stationed in various locations around the world achieving the rank of sergeant.
Bill was employed by the Roanoke City Police Department for 29 years and achieved the rank of lieutenant. He served first as a shift lieutenant in the Uniform Division and later in the Training Division as the Director of the Roanoke City Police Academy.
In 1983 Bill retired from the Roanoke Police Department to become the very first Director of the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy, located in Salem, VA, a regional police academy serving many surrounding localities. Bill retired from the Cardinal Academy in 1995.
Bill loved Salem and the Roanoke Valley, and spent his life giving back to the community, his friends and especially his family. He was involved in many community organizations and coached sandlot football for more than 20 years for the Police Athletic League and the Fraternal Order of Police, designed to help inner-city children and families in Roanoke.
Bill was an avid bowler and was still bowling competitively at the time of his passing in a local senior league. He also loved his various breakfast clubs, bible studies and being a member of the locally famous, Lakeside Boys, a group of kids from East Salem who worked at Lakeside Amusement Park in the 1930’s and 40’s.
He was a proud member of the Community Church (formally Tabernacle Baptist). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his church, located at 1923 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2019 at Lotz Funeral Home, Salem Chapel, located at 1330 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153, 540-389-9208. Services will be officiated by Pastors Ben Lockhart and Tom McCracken. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park, located behind Lotz. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Lotz Funeral Home, Salem, VA.