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Gorman "Jr" or "Jim" Mayle

October 11, 1928 ~ August 11, 2018 (age 89)

Gorman “Jim” or “Jr.” Mayle, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

He was born in Detroit MI on October 11, 1928 to the late Carris (Newman) and Arley Gorman Mayle.

Jim owned a trucking company and over the years hauled lumber, scrap metal, and coal. He and his father also owned a lumber mill.

He was a long-time member of Morgantown First Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday School, sang in a gospel quartet that traveled locally, and served on the church board, as well as in many other roles. Jim lived his faith.

He loved a good joke, Southern Gospel Music, and his family. He quietly did what needed to be done without complaint and often found ways of ministering to people he encountered. He and his wife traveled across the country several times and especially enjoyed Alaska.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Evelyn “Ruth” (Fogle) Mayle.

He leaves a family that loves him and will miss him: children, Dr. Paul and wife Ruth of Mt. Vernon OH, Carol Jones of Morgantown, Drs. Mark and wife Amanda, of Morgantown; grandchildren, Jennifer Jones, Greg Jones, Janelle Vance, Lauren Mayle, AJ Mayle, and Bridger Mayle; great-grandchildren, Carter Jones, Jaxon & Charlee Mayle, and Harper & Morgan Vance; and a sister, Emogene Wright and her family in California.

We are thankful to family and friends who helped keep him at home, especially his grandson, Greg Jones, for providing exceptional care. Kindness and care was also provided by Amedysis Hospice. 

Friends may join the family to honor Jim’s life and legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown on Friday, August 17th from 6-8 PM and again on Saturday, August 18th from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Jeff Haught officiating. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Ruth at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morgantown.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Jesus Film at

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