John “Mickey” Alfred Mayberry of Taylorsville, age 87, passed away after a short illness at Carolina Caring, in Catawba County. He was born January 22, 1934 to the late Allie Clark and Vera Melissa Sharpe Mayberry. He graduated from Hiddenite High School in 1952. He was a vertran of the U.S. Army, was a member of First Baptist Church in Taylorsville where he had served as a deacon. John retired at Duke Power after 31 years, also worked as a beef cattle farmer for many years. He was a mechanic of all trades and enjoyed watching NASCAR.
Those preceding him in death along with his parents include a wife of 50 years Margie Deane Russell Mayberry. One brother-in-law Carl Childers.
Those left to cherish the memories of John include two sons: Russell Mayberry of Stony Point and John Mayberry (Sarah) of Taylorsville. One sister Retha Childers of Hiddenite. One grandson Jonathan Mayberry and two granddaughters: Taylor and Rebecca Mayberry and special friend, Vivia Cline.
John will lie in state Tuesday February 2, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pm and Wednesday February 3, 2021 from 9 am till 2 pm. A graveside service will be Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 3 pm at Taylorsville City Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Dagenhart, Rev. Dan Redding, and Rev. Durant Barr officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be First Baptist Church Fellowship Sunday School class.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 305, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to the organization of your choice.
Covid-19 restrictions apply to all services.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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