Charles Thomas “Tom” Mayer, 80, of Stover, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.
He was born Oct. 18, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Edward and Dorothy Virginia (Ferguson) Mayer.
He married Karen (Bucher) Mayer Nov. 23, 1963, in Whitehouse, Ohio. She survives of the home.
He served in the Air National Guard from 1962 to 1969. He lived in the Toledo, Ohio area all of his working years. He worked as a semi-truck driver, service manager at a dealership, and was self-employed, delivering expedited freight. He and his wife also owned a beauty salon 13 years.
While living near Lake Erie, he owned many boats and enjoyed taking people out on a boat to Put-In-Bay Island. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, snowmobiling, storytelling, and motorcycling. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Len Mayer and wife Samara of Versailles, Ohio, and Laurie Carter and husband Mike of Stover; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Diane Borsos and husband Jim of Wauseon, Ohio; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services with full military honors are scheduled 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Versailles United Methodist Church, with Pastor Lora Cunningham officiating. Visitation is scheduled 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 at the church.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church.
Arrangements under direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.