Mayo, Raymon Morris
Coach Raymon Morris Mayo, Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Coach Mayo was born
December 10, 1934 in Tyler, Texas. Coach discovered his love of all sports during his high
school years at John Tyler High School. After a year at Tyler Junior College, Coach joined the
Coast Guard in 1955. During his four years serving our country, he saw the world and decided
his path for the rest of his life was to teach and coach. But first came marriage to Annette
White in 1960, then Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas to complete his Education degree.
During his time in Nacogdoches, the Mayo family grew with the addition of two children, Karen
and Stephen. After graduation, the Mayo family moved to Austin, Texas to begin Coach’s
teaching and coaching career at Lamar Middle School.
Coach had found his calling – teaching and coaching. Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the
way he should go, and when he is old will not depart from it. This was Coach’s foundation that
he used as part of his teaching and coaching philosophy. He used this philosophy while
teaching at Lamar Middle School, Austin High School and was a part of the founding faculty at
LBJ High School. He coached football, basketball and track. He was a mentor to the students in
his classes as well as his players. He continued his coaching during the summers while teaching
swimming at Running R Day Camp.
On retirement from coaching, Coach and Annette traveled the country in their RV, usually with
the grandkids. They finally settled in Florida and Coach lived the dream of golfing with friends.
Morris is survived by his wife, Annette White Mayo, their children, Karen Elliott and husband
Terry, and Stephen Mayo and wife Shannon, grandchildren Chris Fulks and wife Jessie, Amanda
Bashaw and husband Nic , Tyler Mayo and wife Kelli, Austin Mayo and Mackenzie Mayo, great
grandchildren, Casey, Cade and Carter Fulks, Jackson Bashaw and Madeleine Mayo. Coach is
also survived by his sister, Doris Stevens and husband Floyd, sisters-in-law Nancy Penney and
Jeanette Bullock and many much loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is being planned for the fall in Austin, Texas
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