Robert Timothy “Tim” Mayo, 76, of Ooltewah, TN passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Arnold and Mary Isabel Mayo and two brothers, David Mayo and Pat Mayo.

Tim was a veteran of the US Air Force serving as a medic during the Vietnam Era. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Troy University. Tim was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1978.

He owned and operated two Pearle Vision Stores in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1995 Tim moved to Chattanooga and worked for LensCrafters until 2007. He also enjoyed golfing.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Patricia Mallett Mayo; daughter, Christine Mayo; grandchildren, Derek (Casey) Woody and Hollyn (Justin) Walker; great-grandchildren, Rylan, Courtlyn and Rowen; two brothers, George Mayo and Mike Mayo; sister, Melanie (Tad) Autry; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3-6 PM Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Mallett officiating. Burial will be at 1 PM Monday, September 20, 2021 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

Those attending services and visitation are asked to practice social distancing and wear a face mask.

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