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Russell Glenn “Mike” “Tight Mike” Mayo Jr., 80, of Gloucester, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Hampton, and was the son of the late Russell G. and Virginia Craigs Mayo. He retired from Pembroke Construction Co. in Hampton as a supervisor after 40 years of service, and attended Petsworth Baptist Church.

He was well known in the horse community and was a member of many saddle and horse clubs. He had a great love for his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife Betty Carroll Beamon Mayo; his son, Rusty Mayo (Diane); his daughter, Kinky Mayo Sawyer (Tim); sister, Jean Carter; grandchildren, Rachel (Steven), Jessie (Nathan) and Kylee; great-grandchildren, Charley, Benjamin, and Nathia; special nieces, Debbie Yakalavichy (Joe), Tammy Cerny (Jimmy), and numerous nephews and nieces. 

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 6:30-8 p.m., with funeral services on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Petsworth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to Petsworth Baptist Church.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, was in charge of arrangements.