C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home

1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN


Hobert Mayes

May 26, 1945August 7, 2019

Hobert Mayes, 74, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Middlesboro, KY to the late Ed and Creasie (Heck) Mayes. He married Viola Mayes on January 25, 1965 and she survives. He worked for the City of Fort Wayne as a heavy equipment operator for 29 years, retiring in 1997. Hobert enjoyed wood working, gardening, being outside, and fishing. He did not know a stranger and had a great sense of humor. Above all he was a devoted husband and father. Surviving are his son, Hobert Lee Mayes; five brothers; and two sisters. Hobert was also preceded in death by his sister. To sign the online guestbook please visit, www.sloanandsonsfuneralhome.com.


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Laura Jennings

August 13, 2019

Dear Vi, my dear dear friend I'm so sorry to hear of Jones passing. I'd thought you all had moved away years ago. I'm in St Stephens Al been here since 2002. Oh how I'd love to back in time and spend the day at the flea Markets with you. May God wrap his arms around you and Hobe Jr. I'm on Facebook love to have you as my friend. Take care friend

Kathy Gillenwater Brooks

August 12, 2019

Prayers and hugs to you and your family. Hobert was such a sweet kind man. He always made me laugh when i would run into you two at the store. He will be missed by many.

Reba Hernandez

August 12, 2019

This is Janie (Part 2 ) Of Janie and Tiltie. What a sweet man Hob was. Always, Always made me feel like family. He always made me laugh and loved talking to both Him and Vi. He never knew a stranger thats for sure! Vi and Hobbie Lee, I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Laura (aka Tiltie) notified me. Sending my prayers for you both. God Bless, Reba (aka Janie)

Rebecca Ervin

August 11, 2019

My uncle always made me laugh and feel better when I was sick. If he couldn't come see me he would call. He has a special place in my heart and will be missed greatly. He is at peace now and no more pain. I hope my aunt Vi and Hobbie find comfort in that.

Laura Ridenour

August 11, 2019

Tilte of “Janie and Tilte”. I’ll never forget him calling us that!!! In the time I knew him he made us feel like family. So much fun!! Lee and Viola I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort during this time. Lee, shoot me a text 260-579-8853. When Janie comes to FW we need to get together after all these years! Big hugs 😘😇

Donald Mayes

August 10, 2019

You were one of a kind and will be missed very much. Loved your values and keeping in touch. Love for family and friends, kindness and courteousness for those you just met, a sense of humor I can never forget. I have always loved you and honored you as a committed family man, you cleared a wide path as only you can. First cousin Don

Pamela Mayes brock

August 10, 2019

He surely loved old cars surviving he has a wonderful wife and exceptionally wonderful son hobie lee

George Sanchez

August 10, 2019

Gonna miss you Uncle Hobert! Such a kind and gentle soul! You left us too soon. God bless your family! RIP