Creston Clark Mayhall, Jr., 91, of Morehead, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center after suffering a massive heart attack.
His parents, Dr. & Mrs. C. C. Mayhall, and two brothers, Charles Mayhall, and Marvin Mayhall, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sister, Lucile Mayhall Seborg, and her husband, USAF Ret. Col. Hugh Seborg, of Crofton, Maryland, his sister-in-law, Blanche Mayhall of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nephews, Robert Mayhall of Middlesboro, Kentucky, Charles Mayhall, Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, Brian Seborg and his wife, Kim of Crofton, Maryland and Kevin Seborg of Millersville, Maryland and nieces, Marilyne Mayhall Asbury and her husband, Logan of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Sandra Mayhall Baker and her husband, Joe of Louisville, Kentucky, Dorrie Seborg of Odenton, Maryland and Sherri Seborg Hall and her husband, Chris of Salisbury, Maryland.
Creston was born on October 11, 1925 in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended Ashland Elementary, and Picadome Elementary. He attended Picadome High School, Bryan Station High School, and then Lafayette High School, all located in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated from Hopkinsville High School with honors and received the Bausch & Lomb award in science.
Mr. Mayhall delivered the Ladies Home Journal, for which he received 10 cents per magazine. He also delivered the Saturday Evening Post, for which he received 5 cents per copy and he delivered the Lexington Leader in the evening, for which he received 2 cents per paper.
Creston was drafted into the Army in 1944 and served in the medical corps until 26 May 1946. He then attended the University of Kentucky. He transferred to Peabody University Pre Medical program, and then attended Vanderbilt Pre Medical for three years. He then transferred to the University of Louisville Medical Center. Due to illness, he had to leave after 3 years and never finished his degree in medicine. He then worked for Doakes Medical Supply for a year and was then hired by Eastern Airlines to be the Travel Agent Manager.
He moved to Morehead to reside with his parents, Dr. & Mrs. C. C. Mayhall, until their deaths. He worked for many years at the Norge Laundry & Dry Cleaners as manager, and repaired all of the machines.
Creston continued to live in Morehead with his caregiver, Opal Jennings and sons. They considered him one of the family. He loved children, and never knew a stranger with adults. He would help anyone when needed, even when it took all that he had financially. Creston was a guardian angel of the downtrodden and afflicted, and will be missed by his loved ones.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead, Kentucky.
Full military honors will be conducted immediately following the service at the funeral home by the Corbie Ellington American Legion Post No. 126.
The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead is caring for all arrangements.
Published on July 6, 2017