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Rusby "Junior" Mayfield, Jr

Cemetery Plot: C-06-559-3

File #: 4041

 

Birth:

6/28/1952 Cape Girardeau, MO

 

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Death:

11/15/2012 St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO

 

Interred:

11/20/2012 Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery

 

 

 

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M

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Caucasian

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Family Pedigree Chart:

 

 

 Rusby Mayfield Sr

 

 Rusby "Junior" Mayfield, Jr

 

 

Matthew Mayfield

 

 

 

Garrett Mayfield

 

 

 

Lori Shipley

 

 

 

Michelle Wegner

 

 

 

 

 LaDonna Godwin

 

 

 

10/14/1978 Scopus United Methodist Church 
11/15/2012 Death 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 Ruth Ann

 

 

 

 Larry Mayfield

 

 

 

 Gene Mayfield

 

 

 

 Gary Mayfield

 

 

 

 

 

 Idell Long


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Enlistment Date:  1972
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Wars:  He was drafted into the US Army in 1972 and served at Ft. Sill, OK, and Germany. He continued military service in the Mo Army National Guard.

Junior reenlisted in the National Guard in 1984 to 1991 and later from 2000 to 2012. He was deployed to the US Winter Olympics in 2002 where he worked in security at Salt Lake City, Utah. Following Desert Training at Ft. Irwin, he served in Iraq from 2004-2005 with B Co. 1140ty Eng. Battlion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with his son Garrett. He was deployed to New Orleans, La in 2005 for Hurricane Katrina Relief service. Other deployments were in support of Humanitarian Missions in Panama and Honduras and during state emergency duties of floods and tornadoes.
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Obituary:

Rusby “Junior” Mayfield was born on June 28, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the son of Rusby and Idell Long Mayfield. He died unexpectedly on November 15, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Junior was a graduate of Woodland High School. He was drafted into the US Army in 1972 and served at Ft. Sill, OK, and Germany. He continued military service in the Mo Army National Guard.

On October 14, 1978, he married LaDonna Godwin at the Scopus United Methodist Church. He and LaDonna made their home in Bollinger County, south of Marble Hill. He worked at Proctor & Gamble for 28-1/2 years, and drove the school bus for Woodland School. He was a member at Point Pleasant General Baptist Church and VFW Post 5900.

Junior reenlisted in the National Guard in 1984 to 1991 and later from 2000 to 2012. He was deployed to the US Winter Olympics in 2002 where he worked in security at Salt Lake City, Utah. Following Desert Training at Ft. Irwin, he served in Iraq from 2004-2005 with B Co. 1140ty Eng. Battlion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with his son Garrett. He was deployed to New Orleans, La in 2005 for Hurricane Katrina Relief service. Other deployments were in support of Humanitarian Missions in Panama and Honduras and during state emergency duties of floods and tornadoes.

He is survived by his wife, two sons: Matthew Mayfield and Garrett Mayfield, both of Cape Girardeau; two daughters: Lori Shipley of Marble Hill, and Michelle Wegner of Perkinston, MS; grandchildren: Sammy Kinder, Bailey Jones, Trenton Jones, Hannah Wegner, Trey Wegner, Keshia Sitze, Jessica Shipley, and Brandon Shipley; great grandchildren: Kayli, Alyssa, and Brooklyn; and brothers: Larry (Barbara) Mayfield and Gene (Jeannie) Mayfield, both of Marble Hill, and Gary (MaryLee) Mayfield of Osage Beach, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruth Ann, and a great granddaughter, Rylee Sue.

Visitation will be Monday, November, 19, 2012, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Terry Hanners officiating. Others who will take part in the service are Bud Armstrong, Kristy Mayfield, Lori Shipley, Matthew Mayfield and Sgt Major Woody Rooker. Pallbearers will be Trenton Jones, Eric Mayfield, Adam Houston, Matthew and Garrett Mayfield and Adam Grimsley. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Shipley and Sean Blankenship. Rhonda Massa will provide music.

Burial with Military Honors will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill.


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