MARENGO — Floyd L. “Beanie” Mailey, 70, of Marengo went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at OSU Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Cardington to the late George L. and Mabel (Fisher) Mailey. A graduate of Marengo High School in 1956, he was a lifelong resident of Morrow County and a U.S. Army veteran. He operated the Gulf Oil Service Station at Ohio 61 and Ohio 71 in Marengo for many years, and gained the reputation of never turning away anyone in need. After 25 years in the quality control department, he retired from Columbus Auto Parts.
Saved by Jesus Christ, he was a member of Christ the King Community Church and a former member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Marengo. He was a longtime member of the Marengo Fire Department, helping to build the downtown fire station. Happiest working in his garden, he was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing, especially in the Gulf of Mexico. Known as a whistler, he had been active in the Marengo Youth Baseball Program and was a member of the NRA. Kind hearted, with a strong work ethic, he was a steadfast provider.
Likable to all and loved by most, he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Laura (Adkins); children, Debbie (Dan “Boone”) Fishburn of Marengo, Jeffrey George (Chris) Mailey of Mount Gilead, Matthew (Melanie) Mailey and Michelle (Rev. Brad) Duncan, both of Marengo; eight grandchildren, Travis, Renae Fishburn, Moriah, Hayden, Sierra Mailey, Caleb, Elijah, Josiah Duncan; sisters, Donna Calbert of Marion, Leola (Raymond) Beatty of Mount Gilead, Joan (Wayne) Miller of Galion; brother, Ray Geckley of Marengo; numerous nieces and nephews, including his fishing buddy Brian Snyder; and extended members of the Adkins family.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Christ the King Community Church, at the corner of Ohio 95 and 15598 McClelland Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019, where service will be Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Lucian Baker and the Rev. Brad Duncan officiating; interment in Marengo Cemetery. Following the service a meal will be provided at the Cardinal Center Banquet Room.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church Building Fund or American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury.