Euston H. Mayer PDF Print E-mail

Euston Hutto Mayer, Jr., of Newberry, died peacefully on September 21, 2016. He was the son of the late Euston Hutto Mayer, Sr. and Edna Shealy Mayer.

Euston was born in Ellicott City, Maryland on July 30, 1930. He married Lola Young in 1951 to whom he was married for 58 years until her death in February 2009. He was employed by the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad (CN&L, now CSX) for 40 years until his retirement in 1992. He was a featured commentator on an Emmy nominated ETV railroad documentary in 2005 entitled “Steel Roads & Iron Men.” He spoke of the trials and tribulations of railroad work. Fellow railroad employees who worked with Euston, spoke of his honesty and his leadership abilities. Euston, as section foreman, would never ask his men to do any job he wouldn't do himself.

He is survived by a sister, Martha Mayer Hooper of Prosperity; three sons, Ralph H. Mayer of Lexington, Bruce Y. (Kathy) Mayer of Sumter and Dean E. (Donna) Mayer of Prosperity. Euston's grandchildren loved their “Papa Euston” dearly – Matthew (Jade) Mayer, Jonathan Mayer, Kristen Mayer, Allison (Tommy) Gainey, Brandon Mayer, Michael Mayer, Kelly Mayer, Rachel Mayer and great-granddaughter, Addison Elisabeth Mayer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 25, 2016, at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer where he was a long time member. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church, 1515 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

The family would like to thank Euston's dear friend, Anne Shealy, Blue Ridge Hospice and Jane Willis for their loving care.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Mayer, Jonathan Mayer, Michael Mayer, Brandon Mayer, Tommy Gainey and Lee Hooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be John and Lib Boland, John Collins, Fred Cummalander and Larry Hooper.

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#13 Lanette E 2016-09-26 11:18
Dear Family,
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. God will provide you with comfort during this grievous time and he promises a better future. Revelation 21:3,4 God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
#12 reva 2016-09-25 18:19
I am sorry to hear that Mr. Euston had passed. I enjoyed talking to hm when he was still able to come into Lorex. I know the Lord will give you, his family, the strength need for your loss. Reva
#11 Audrey B caldwell 2016-09-23 14:07
Sadden at the loss of our dear friend
My prayers and sympathy to his family
And dear friends. His smile will stay in
All our memories
#10 Mary Boland Spires 2016-09-22 18:31
There's never been a time in my life when I've not known "Mr. Euston". He, Miss Lola, Ralph, Bruce & Dean have been family friends for as long as I can remember. His loss is felt by so many. My sympathy to you all.
#9 Deborah Crumpton 2016-09-22 13:40
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers
#8 Shelley Remion 2016-09-22 13:17
I am so sorry to hear about your brother. May God comfort you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelley Zeigler Remion
#7 Rick McCutcheon 2016-09-22 12:22
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Euston. He was not only a fine neighbor, but a wonderful gentleman. My prayers & thoughts are with the Mayer family during these sad times. May you know God's love with his presence. Rick McCutcheon
#6 Sheriff Lee Foster 2016-09-21 19:48
Our family offers you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Mayer. He certainly was a fine man. May God be with you each day. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#5 Becky Chapman 2016-09-21 18:11
We enjoyed hearing Euston's stories about railroad times and his growing up years. He was always a gentleman and always cared about other people. He will be missed by many. I feel so fortunate to have known him as a friend. You are all in our prayers. Wayne & Becky Chapman.
#4 Ruby Point 2016-09-21 16:29
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Euston,

He has been my client and friend for many, many years. He will dearly be missed. You can find peace knowing that he is with the Lord.

Prayers with all of you,
#3 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2016-09-21 15:08
Dean, Bruce, Ralph, and families:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially at this time. May God bless!
#2 Jana and Art Jayroe 2016-09-21 15:04
We are both very saddened by Euston's passing. He was always fun to talk to. We will add the entire family to our prayers.
#1 RBrown 2016-09-21 09:06
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5:28,29 that reads: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.