Don Wayne Mayes Obituary

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Don Wayne Mayes of Gore, Oklahoma was born September 5, 1967 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to J.D. and Carroll (Renfro) Mayes and passed away June 14, 2018 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 50.


He is survived by:

His wife:
Candace Mayes of the home

His mother:
Carroll Mayes Childers of Gore, Oklahoma

Two step-daughters:
Holly Place and husband Mark of Wister, Oklahoma
Stephanie Dunkin and husband Ronnie of Keota, Oklahoma

One step-son:
Michael Wayne Woodall of Stigler, Oklahoma

Three sisters:
Tina Mayes Hall and husband Marshall of Alma, Arkansas, and her children, Annisty, Tiffany, and Corey J.
Michelle Mayes Gore of Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Jaylene Mayes of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and her children, Deni-Rae Ball and husband Andrew, and Mika Graham

One brother:
Jackie Don Mayes and wife Sharon of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and his children, Jacklynn Mayes Cole, Jay Mayes, and Tara Mayes McCain

Nine grandchildren

One niece: Vanessa Bird

One nephew: Dillon Oden

Two great-nieces:
Jaselyn Ball and Atalie Ball

One great-nephew:
Raylan Ball

One sister-in-law:
Melissa Mayes, and her children, Kelsey, Kelly, Jake, Elaine, Emily, Colt, Ruby, and Wesley.


He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Mayes; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Julia Renfro; his paternal grandparents, Leota and Mangus Mayes; one brother, Jimmy Mayes; one Aunt, Deanie Mayes Turley; and one uncle, Lee Ray Mayes.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at White Cemetery Chapel in Gore, Oklahoma with Reverend Kenneth Bird and Mr. Bud Cowart officiating.


Burial will follow in White Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.


Pallbearers will be: Bud Cowart, Clifford Cowart, Colt Mayes, Andrew Ball, Doug Reynolds, Bobby Milligan, and Curtis Smith.


Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jerry Campbell, Adam Ball, Joe Everett, and Jaden Long.


Viewing will be from Noon until 8:00 p.m., Monday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home in Heavener, Noon until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, and 9:00 a.m. until Noon, Wednesday at Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Gore.


The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Gore.


To sign Mr. Mayes’ online guestbook please visit


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