Dr. Joseph “Joe” Mayer Jr.

March 13, 1915 ‒ November 30, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Mayer Jr., age 100, of Mount Vernon died Monday November 30, 2015 at his residence. Joe was born March 13, 1915 in Mount Vernon to Joseph Mayer Sr. and Margaret (Weber) Mayer. He graduated from Saint Vincent High School and the Ohio State University college of Dentistry in 1941. During World War Two, Joe served as a ships dentist in the United States Navy. Upon returning from military service, he maintained a dental practice in Fredericktown until 1961 when he relocated his practice to Mount Vernon until his retirement. He was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon where he at one time was a soloist in the church choir. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge BPOE #140 in Mount Vernon and had been a member of the Elks Glee Club. Joe enjoyed fishing and golfing and remained active throughout his lifetime, even exercising three times a day after he turned 100. He was a proud Democrat and made numerous friends throughout his one hundred years. He especially enjoyed the times spent with his “Breakfast Guys”.

Surviving are his children son Robert (Suzanne) Mayer of Lexington, Ohio; daughters Terri Desmond of Peoria, Illinois and Jarloth “Jolly” (Tom) Westcott of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife Loretta (Wilmotte) Mayer in 1989, his brother Dr. Robert H. Mayer and his sister Marjorie Field.

A service celebrating the life of Dr. Joseph Mayer Jr. will be held at a later date to be announced.

Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Knox County, or the Station Break Senior Citizens Center in Mount Vernon.

To send a condolence or share a memory of Dr. Joseph Mayer Jr. online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Dr. Joseph Mayer Jr.


    • Chris; sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I remember him well from times long past. Holger. (720) 526 8633,

  • We were so very saddened to hear about the passing of Joe. We so enjoyed seeing him at the Southside diner on Sunday mornings. He always had a sparkle in his eye and a smile for us when we saw him. We are really going to miss him. May the Lord comfort you the family and give you peace during this time of sorrow.

    Terry and Pam Hissong
    Hissong Electric

  • We are so sorry to read that Joe had passed away. He was such a lovely person and will be missed by his many friends in addition to his family. Our condolences to his loving family.

    Reba and Lowell Borchers

  • We are so sorry to see that Joe has passed away. We had the honor of attending his 100th birthday party last March. We recently found a “Thank You” note from him thanking us for a birthday card that we sent to him on his 97th. The note reads:
    “Thanks for remembering me. I am glad to announce that the beautiful baby of many years ago has evolved into a handsome 97 years old hell raiser ready for anything, if it happens before 9:00 p.m.”
    Thank you Joe.

    Carol and Rick Mayhew