Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Juel Dean Mayfield, 84, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born May 26, 1928, in Scopus, Mo., son of Ernest B. and Della Limbaugh Mayfield. He and Dorothy L. Friedrich were married Feb. 12, 1949, in Piggott, Ark.
Juel attended Marble Hill High School. In addition to cattle farming, he worked on the river 30 years, retiring as chief engineer from Valley Line in 1990.
He was a former leader of Brookside 4-H Club and was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson since 1949. He was a member of the Charolais Association, American Angus Association, Holstein Association USA and Excelsior Lodge 441 in Jackson, where he received a 50-year pin in May 2012.
Juel was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Loving survivors include his wife of 63 years; five children, Joe Daniel and wife Lou Ann Mayfield of Wilmington, N.C., Deborah Broshuis and husband John of Leopold, Mo., David and wife Jimmie Mayfield of Irving, Texas, Dennis and wife Annie Mayfield of Cheyenne, Wyo., Doug and wife Mary Mayfield of Jackson; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons; two great-stepgrandsons; a brother, Fred Mayfield; two sisters, Marge James and JoAnn Hahs.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, McGlennon, Eugene, George D. and Larry Mayfield, and a sister, Azilea Rhodes.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel United Church of Christ General Fund.
Sympathy messages may be sent to the family online at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.