Billy E. “Bill” Mayfield was born near Dawson, Missouri, on January 22, 1928, the seventh of ten children born to Andrew J. and Margaret C. “Zady” (Hurt) Mayfield. He grew up and lived most of his life in the Mountain Grove, Missouri, area. He passed away on August 17, 2018, at the age of 90 years, six months and 26 days at Hartville Care Center in Hartville, Missouri, with family by his side.
As a boy, Bill attended Mountain Valley and other schools. In 1945, he served his country in the U.S. Army and was deployed to the Philippines.
After his discharge from the Army, he met and married his true love, Eva (Mathis) Mayfield, in 1951. They were married 67 years and raised three children.
Bill spent most of his career as a mechanic with Honeycutt Chevrolet of Cabool, Missouri. His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting, especially deer hunting, as well as camping, flea markets, and garage sales. He especially liked Hank Williams and a good Clint Eastwood movie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Louise Rouse, infant Betty, and infant Ruthlane; and four brothers, Ben, Wilbur, Lewis, and Hobert Lee.
Bill is survived by his wife, Eva, of the home; three children, Billie (Don) Jackson of Ohio, Blayne (Annetta) Mayfield of Oklahoma, and Leesa (JP) Smith of Missouri; eight grandchildren, Christopher Jackson, Brian (Emahlea) Jackson, Tim Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Marcus (Erin) Mayfield, Brandon Mayfield, Brad (Linda) Mayfield and Dustin (Kellie) Smith; and six great-grandchildren, Connor Mayfield, Blake Mayfield, Iain Mayfield, Cadence Mayfield, Jace Mayfield, and Skylar Smith. He also is survived by two brothers, Orland “Bud” Mayfield and Don Mayfield, and many other family, friends and his Mountain Valley Church family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Bill’s name to Compassus of Mtn. Grove.
Services were held Tuesday August 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain Valley Church with Edwin Carter officiating. Burial was in Mountain Valley Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Tim Jackson, Dustin Smith, Brad Mayfield, Chris Jackson, Brian Jackson, Marcus Mayfield, Matthew Jackson and Brandon Mayfield.