Adam L. Mayton

Published 2:25 pm Thursday, June 26, 2014

Adam L. Mayton, 30, of Tuscaloosa, died Sunday, June 22 at his home.

He was born Nov. 13, 1983, in Selma to Grantham J. Mayton Jr. and Pamela Lowery Mayton.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Grantham J. Mayton and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayton; and maternal grandparents, Morris and Billie Joyce Steed.

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He is survived by his parents, Jim and Pam Mayton of Tuscaloosa; sister, Ava Mayton of Tuscaloosa; aunts, Beverly Buzzerd, Betsy (Jack) Kephart of Huntsville; and Margaret (David) McCarley of Prattville; uncles, Steve Steed of Jackson, Miss.; and numerous cousins.

The family is rejoicing, even though they are at a loss and forever will be, that Adam is in the presence of his Lord and Savior. He was a people person. Adam was a brilliant man. He loved to read, seeing reading as a way to expand his mind. He was able to retain everything he had ever read and had a mind full of facts. This knowledge and mental capacity impressed family, friends and strangers he talked to.

He never met a stranger, loving every one of his friends with all of his heart just as if they were family. He was a compassionate and giving soul, showing that compassion to all of mankind and through his love for cats.

He was always thinking of others over himself. One would find him on a typical day helping a stranger with repairs or taking a meal to someone who was home sick or visiting someone in the hospital.

Adam had many hobbies that he loved: riding motorcycles, traveling, fishing and smoking pipes with tobaccos from all over the world are just a few. The biggest of them all was his Alabama Crimson Tide. He loved the University of Alabama and Alabama football.

Adam adored his mom, dad, sister, aunts and uncle as well as all of his cousins. He knew what the true meanings of love and compassion were, and through his knowledge, he lived a life pleasing to God and one that made his family proud of him.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Rosemont Cemetery in Uniontown with Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing and the Rev. Jim Headley officiating.