Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

May 23, 2013


May 11, 2013


— Harold Emerson Mayhew of Brownsburg died of lung cancer May 11 in Florida. He was 85.

Born July 19, 1928, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Harry and Gladys (McMcasters) Mayhew.

Mr. Mayhew served in the Korean War and earned the Korean service medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Man Badge, Overseas ribbon with clusters.

He was the owner of H.E. Mayhew Concrete.

He served as a Cub Scout leader for Pack 409 in Eagledale, a Boy Scout leader and Master for Troops 509, 502, and 71 of Eagledale, and a leader for Explorers Post 149 in Eagledale. He became a Firecrafter in 1971, was a member of the Order of the Arrow, and was Arrow of Life. He remained active in Scouts for more than 20 years and received the Baden Powell Award.

Survivors include his wife Eileen Golliver Hayes Townsend Mayhew; sons Scott Mayhew and wife Jennifer, and Harry James Mayhew; step-daughters Joni Hayes, Julie Sanchez, and  Joyce Hayes; a step-son, Richard Hayes Jr.; grandchildren Kitty Mayhew Jones, Scott “Tank” Mayhew Jr., Samantha Mayhew, Ford Mayhew, Kelly Mayhew; six step-grandchildren, Kelso McClure, Kyle McClure, William Fitzgerald, Ariana Sanchez, Michael Smallwood, and Kurtis Smallwood; four great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Shirley Mae (Maurice) Mayhew; a son, Harold E. Mayhew Jr.; and a sister, Dorthy (Mayhew) Graine.

A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at the Holiday Inn Express, 31 Maplehurst Drive, Brownsburg.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America – Crossroads of America Council (mail to Crossroads of America Council, 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256).