James Marshall Mayes, Sr.

Born: Sun., Feb. 21, 1937
Died: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
Location: Oakdale Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
Location: Oakdale Church

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James Marshall Mayes, Sr. (known as Marty to his friends and Poppy Sweetheart to his adoring family) of Olney, MD passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Marty was born on February 21, 1937 in Washington, DC to the late James and Mary Mayes. Marty was an elevator service mechanic with Local 74 in Tampa, FL for most of his career. He was most proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps and as a Montgomery County Police Officer.

He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He treasured his time fishing, hanging out with all of his dogs up at the shop while working on his El Camino and listening to George Jones and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He will be most remembered for his witty sense of humor, his enduring strength and love of a cold Budweiser.

Marty is survived by his wife of 51 years; Ruth Mayes, eight children, Walter Mayes, Paula Liscinsky, Arthur Mayes, Letha Keith, Mary Mayes, Marty Mayes, Jr., Margaret Dickerson, and Grace MacDonald; his sister, Mary Alethia Mayes,  16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, with three more on the way.

Relatives and friends may visit on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 10am to 11am at Oakdale Church, 3425 Emory Church Rd., Olney, MD 20832, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Montgomery County Hospice.

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John & Carolyn Talley
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Marty was a wonderful friend, always laughing, joking, happy. A total joy to be with and around. Our hearts are filled with sadness for Sissy and his entire family. He will be missed by so many.

Gloria Kimmick Poole
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
After reading this obituary of Marty, I am so very sorry. I have known Marty since our days in school. May I expressed had I known he and the family were so close by in Olney, I live in Rockville/Manor Club. Of all the Classes of the 50's of Richard Montgomery HS events and gathering we had no idea Marty was close by and we missed him. May he rest in Peace and I hope to meet his family at Oakdale. He will be missed.

   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Semper Fidelis, Devil Dog.

Rest easy, we have the watch.

Terry Mullaney
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Dear Sissy & Family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marty. He will always be in your hearts. He was a special man with his humor. He could makes us laugh. I wish I could take the pain away for you all. Give yourselves to grieve. God Bless.

Butch and Linda Fremeau
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Marty and I were friends from the 8th grade, until his passing. He and I went into the Marine Corp together, went through boot camp and ITR. We lost touch for a short time, until we both went on the police department in Montgomery County. I haven't seen him since 1991, but when we did get together to watch Redskin games and drink a few beers. As the years went by I always considered him a close friend, and thought of him often always with good thoughts.
Semper Fi
Butch Fremeau

Patti Cornwell Higgins
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Brother, Syd Cornwell, talked about Mayes often and when he did he always had a smile on his face. Lots of stories. So Brother will greet him in heaven and say "where've you been Mayes."

Janice Beall Taylor
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
So sorry to hear that Marty is gone. Haven't seen him for years, but he did contact me when Denny died.

Sabrina Giaimo
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
I’ve never gotten in an elevator without looking to see if Mr Mayes worked on it. He always had room for “one more” even though he had so many. Remembering fondly the rides were n the el Camino and how much you each have touched my life. Love to you all.

Xxxoo sabrina

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