Joseph T. Mayhew, loving husband, father and friend, age 75, of Springboro, Ohio died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 4: 23 p.m. at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where he had been a patient the past week.
Dr. Mayhew was born July 19, 1938, in Toronto, Ohio to Joseph T. and Marjorie L. Miller Mayhew.
He attended grade school and high school in Toronto. He received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and masters and doctorate degrees in guidance and counseling from The Ohio State University. He completed a graduate program in school psychology from Kent State University.
Dr. Mayhew worked as an educator, school psychologist, college professor and guidance counselor.
His hobbies included tennis, photography and writing.
Dr. Mayhew was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Joseph and Terrence Mayhew and a brother, John T. Mayhew.
He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia E. Hoffman whom he married November 24, 1995; a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan Matthew (Matt) and Kim Mayhew of Xenia; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda (Mandy) and Barry Allred of Dublin; four stepchildren and their spouses, Krista Palmer and her husband, Darren, of Sioux Fall, SC, Carson LuzHoxsie and his wife, Reneta, of Mesa, AZ, Cadet Hoxsie and his wife, Lissa, of Sioux Falls and Katie McDaniel and her husband, Derek, of Milford, OH; six grandchildren, Guy Mayhew, Jake and Ashley Palmer, Hans and Clair LuzHoxsie and Kennedy and London Hoxsie and a sister, Faith Mayhew.
A celebration of life service will be held Monday, November 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Monday until time of the service. An additional time of food and fellowship, at the funeral home, will immediately follow the service.