It is with great sadness that we notify you of this today.
Dale Michael Mayeaux, loving father, grandfather, son and brother, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at his home in Torbert, Louisiana. Raised in Marksville, Louisiana, he surrounded himself with friends he grew up with and met along the way. A Vietnam veteran, the 68-year old retired from Entergy Gulf States and for the past ten years, he filled his time with hobbies he enjoyed - working on old trucks, hunting, and being with his family and friends. He recently completed a restoration on "Pop's Truck," his father's 1955 Chevy Cameo, and was looking forward to finishing the hunting season and teaching his grandson to hunt. Dale was a member of Ramblin' Oldies of Denham Springs and a founding member of the Classic Chevy Cameo & GMC Suburban Pickup Club. He was generous, patient and always willing to help a friend in need. He believed in going and doing while you could. He will be missed more than the words printed here can express. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce Grogan Mayeaux; two daughters, Candace Mayeaux Tucker and son-in-law Chet, and Stacy Mayeaux Roberts and son-in-law Jerry; one sister, Sandra Mayeux Rea; and one grandson, Parker Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louden and Lorene Mayeux. In lieu of flowers please give to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association. Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, January 2, 2016.
Thank you for your friendship, enthusiasm in these unique trucks, and support over the last 27 plus years. Please stay in touch!
Thank you and Happy Motoring,
Joyce, Candace & Stacy
P.S. - In addition, we will soon begin the process of sorting through Dad’s belongings which include his collection of Cameo and GMC Suburban parts. If anyone is looking for parts, please contact Candace directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Chevy Cameo Carrier Pickup and the cousin GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup were only built between 1955 and 1959, as a limited production of fiberglass fender sides mounted to a steel cargo box. Total production for the Cameo was around 10,000, with just 5,220 produced for 1955. There were far fewer of the GMC counterpart made, only 1000 total and 300 for 1955. Because there were so few pickups made, there are very few still around. This club and Web site are dedicated to the uniqueness (rarity) of these pickups, that are sometimes lumped in with vintage pickups, vintage hot rods, classy cars or classic cars or confused with Camaro's. For owners and admirers of these vehicles, we hope to bring about a kinship that is bound by this special interest in America motorama.
The club was formed April 30, 1988, at the Pate Swap Meet in Cresson, Texas. Ten interested people put up the membership fees to get the club started.
Goals and purpose
- Unite member/owners on common ground - Share ideas and tech tips - Promote reproduction of needed specialized parts - Print a regular newsletter to aid owners in above areas - Publish an annual roster so that member’s may contact each other - Provide ads to help members buy and sell parts and trucks to sponsor at least one annual meet
If you are not familiar with our club and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help. Please email the webmaster at email@example.com.