Reginald Gordon Mahone III

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Reginald Gordon Mahone III, affectionately known to family and friends as “Butch” was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 3, 1952, to Reginald Gordon Mahone, Jr. and Anne Pearl Mathis. He attended Linden-McKinley High School in Columbus, Ohio and Job Corps in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Reginald was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio where he enjoyed worshipping and fellowshipping with other members and guests and served on Usher Board, Choir, Food Pantry, and Missionary Ministry. He was always excited to share his love for Jesus. On Sunday morning, his ritual was to kneel before the alter in prayer before ushering. He looked forward to greeting members and guests with a “Dap”. Reginald retired from Columbus City Schools after 25 years of custodial service. After retirement he served his community as a poll worker for the Franklin County Board of Elections, and he was also a greeter at Thompson Community Recreation Center.

Reginald’s greatest joy was being together with family and friends. Laughter was expected when in his presence, followed by a sense of belonging. A couple of his favorite sayings are, “I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it”, and “Get Ready”. He opened his home and heart to family and friends and was an avid Ohio State University sports fan.
Reginald transitioned to his heavenly home suddenly, on Sunday, February 20,2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reginald Mahone, Jr., and Anne Mathis; sister, Norma Jean Mahone; and brother, Ernest Henderson.

Reginald leaves his precious memories to be cherished by wife, Karen Hurdle Mahone of 14 years, whom he lovingly called “Crayon”; daughters, Eunika Mahone, Gina Mahone, and Danielle Hurdle; sons, Reginald (Tawanna) Mahone, IV, Rennell (Shakiyla) Mahone, Demond Deal (Lorraine Arnold), and DaCorey Hurdle, Sr.; brothers, Ronald (Karen) Mahone, Gerald and Michael Henderson, and Herbert Mathis, Hr.; sister, Alberta Idley and step sister, Trina Cain, all of Columbus, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, John(Sandra) Cephas; sister-in-law, Brenda Tyler; special friends, Al Brown, Michael Johnson, Norman Smith, Crystal Jones, and Gina White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. I am saddened to hear that one of my two first cousins has passed away. I plan to attend his funeral on March 3rd. I do not know what he died of, but I would like to say that all men should get an annual PSA test. My father died of prostate cancer in 1991, and a PSA test saved me from having metastasized prostate cancer. I had absolutely no physical symptoms of prostate cancer at all, but the urologist got the cancer out before it broke out of the capsule.

  2. My deepest sympathies to you Reg. Make his legacy live on through you. Love you all.

  3. Bill Wirsching AARP Payroll

    Karen and family. my deepest condolences to you on the passing of Reginald.

  4. Tania L Leeatoa

    My condolences to you and your family. May God give you Comfort through this most difficult time.

  5. The Parkers and Elder Ronald McNabb

    Rennell and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and pray that the God of all comfort and peace be with you today and in the days to come. Cherish the good memories.

  6. Butch was a greeter at the local community center that I go to, and he was such a wonderful person. Every time I’d enter the building, he’d get excited and try to crack a joke or two on how I needed to visit the center more and work out more etc (all in good fun). And he seemed that way with everyone. When he wasn’t chatting and making new friends at the center, he took pleasure in reading spiritual books and texts.

    The description above says “laughter was expected when in his presence, followed by a sense of belonging.” I feel this could not be more true. I had just moved to the area, and he made me feel welcome and lightened up my day every time I saw him. He was truly special, and I am so sad to learn of his passing. At our community center, there are now scores of cards signed by folks who wanted to share their feelings about him, laid out on top of his desk where he greeted everyone everyday. It is clear he made his mark on many of us. My condolences to his family and loved ones; he will truly be missed.

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