Patrick Ryan Mayhew Sr., 71, entered into eternal rest Friday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2011, in Barbour County Good Samaritan in Belington. He was born Saturday, Dec. 23, 1939, at Everettville, a son of the late Paul Patrick and Thelma Stevanus Mayhew.
He attended the schools of Monongalia County. Patrick moved to the Randolph County area in the early 1970s. Patrick was employed in the law enforcement sector for many years. He was a policeman for several years in Mill Creek. In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing. He enjoyed going to flea markets. Patrick will be remembered as a man who loved to make people laugh. He never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Ryan Mayhew Jr.; two brothers, Robert Allen Mayhew and Ray Edward Mayhew; half brother, George Castell; and half sister, Marion Buchanan.
Left to cherish his memories are one son, David Mayhew of Mill Creek; two daughters, Diana Beverage and husband, Larry, of Huttonsville and Brenda Taylor and husband, Dayton, of Mill Creek; eight grandchildren, Chasdity Lee Grey, Jeremy Lee Taylor, Adam Wayne Beverage, Travis Houston Beverage, Bobby Mayhew, Michelle Mayhew, Joshua Stephen Mayhew and Jessica Renea Wells; five great-grandchildren; ex-wife, Peggy Joann Ray of Mill Creek; two sisters, Pauline Luzader and Violet Boyce, both of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be conducted from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marshall Williams officiating. Burial with full military rights accorded by H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion of Elkins, Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647 and West Virginia Honor Guard of Kingwood will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville.
Arrangements for Patrick Mayhew Sr. have been entrusted to The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.