Raymond James Mayfield
Raymond James Mayfield, age 94 of Wilmington, Delaware died January 17, 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2 p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home. Reverend John White of First Presbyterian Church will officiate, with burial to follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery.
Raymond Mayfield was born in Marion, Ohio to Raymond and Esther Mayfield. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945 during World War II
, receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars
, a Bronze Star and the American Defense Service Medal.
Following his military service, Ray graduated from Ohio State University
with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he began a distinguished 47-year career as a research engineer with the DuPont Company. Raymond was a faithful member of Concord Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. A 32nd Degree Mason in Marion Lodge No. 70 in Marion, Ohio, Ray was also active as a young man in Marion's DeMolay. He was also active in Toastmasters.
A member of the Greatest Generation, his long life reflected the values of dedication to his church, his country, his career and most especially his family. A man of quiet dignity, his family was the center of his world and he was devoted to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.
His wife of 62 years, Eleanor Marriott Mayfield, died in 2008.
He is survived by their four children: Melinda (Harry) Stone of Cincinnati, OH, Pam (Steve) Bowers of Jackson, TN, Jeff (Lori) Mayfield of Madisonville, KY and Barbara (Pete) Anderson of Wilmington, DE; six grandchildren: Kevin (Katrina) Stone, Raymond Stone, Clayton Bowers, Katie (Matt) Sisk, Kyle Anderson and Brett Anderson; and one great-grandson, Benjamin Stone.
He was preceded in death by his three siblings, Robert Mayfield, Richard Mayfield and Evelyn Thomas.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Ted Austin, Tom Britt, Ed Jackson, Kevin Stone, Raymond Stone and Mike Wright.
The family will receive friends in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1st from Noon until time of services.
Arrangements are under the direction of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home.