Tiffen Ray Mayfield
1939 - 2020
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Tiffen Ray Mayfield

Weinert - Lifetime resident of Weinert, Texas, Tiffen Ray Mayfield, lost his seven year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He passed from this life at his home on Saturday, November 21, at the age of 81.

He was born in Weinert to Clyde Mayfield and Otie Bell Guess Mayfield on November 18, 1939. He married Erlinda Alexander in 1965 and they enjoyed fifty-five years of life together.

Because of COVID-19 and his concern for the safety of his family and friends, there will be a private burial at the Weinert Cemetery on Tuesday, November 24 under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Haskell with Bro. Dan Bullock officiating.

Tiffen was a 1958 graduate of Weinert High School, a 1962 graduate of North Texas University and also a 1993 graduate of Texas Western College. For several years he coached football and girls basketball at Mattson High School and later at Weinert High School. After graduating college, he began a life of farming and ranching "out East of Weinert". He became part owner of Circle Seven Grain Elevator in Weinert when seven farmer friends saw a need for their farming operations and formed the company. It served a need, taught many lessons to a group of young farmers, and provided many experiences. He earned the Conservation of the Year award in 1976 and in 1989. His family was awarded the Farm Family of the Year in 1975.

in 1999 he was elected Haskell County Commissioner of Precinct 2. He truly loved his job, his employees, the people he served, and all Haskell County officials. Illness forced his retirement in 2015 after 17 years of service to the county. His proudest county achievement was his involvement in the building of the new Haskell County Library.

He was a member of Weinert Baptist Church serving on various committees and became the first male to work in the nursery which he enjoyed so much.

He served several terms on the Weinert City Council, Haskell School Board, and the Haskell County Junior Livestock Show Committee. But his favorite project was serving on the board of the Weinert Cemetery Association for 34 years with 31 of those as president. Again, due to illness he resigned in 2020.

His greatest love in life was his family. Love for his boys, his grandchildren, and Erlinda were always first in his heart.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Clyde and Otie Bell, two brothers, Rebus Lee and Cogdell, and sister Couilla Cunningham.

Survivors are his wife Erlinda, 2 sons, Mondy of Weinert and Mitch and wife Stephanie of Denton, Texas, several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Weinert Cemetery Association: PO Box 117, Weinert, Texas 76388.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.

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Published in Abilene Reporter News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
Erlinda and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I always loved watching you and Tiffen dancing! Y’all were dancing just like teenagers! So fun to watch! He was a sweet man! Prayers for you and yours!
Carla West
November 24, 2020
Sympathy Gift courtesy of evelyn Mayfield. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Tiffen Ray Mayfield.
Evelyn Mayfield
November 24, 2020
Erlinda, you, Tiffen, and the boys played huge parts in my life at Weinert, TX. Tiffen made Weinert so much better through his care and hard work. He will be missed! My heart and prayers are with you all.
Linda Wade
November 23, 2020
A pleasure to have met y’all. Erlinda prayers for you. I was thinking of you both yesterday
Susan King
November 23, 2020
Erlinda and family, Jack and I are so sorry for your loss. We both have wonderful memories of Tiffen and we will hold them close. Please know that you are in our prayers.
Sally Rueffer
November 22, 2020
Erlinda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Tiffen was such a special person and I’ll always be grateful for the fun memories I have of him as my coach, teacher and friend in high school and all the years afterwards. Praying for comfort and strength for you and your family in the days and weeks ahead.
Penny Patton Puetz
November 22, 2020
Tiffen was my high school teacher, coach, and senior class sponsor at Weinert. I admired him to the point that I chose teaching and coaching for a career. He was filled with honesty and integrity and we all are going to miss him. My prayer is that God will wrap his arms around his family at this difficult time. It hurts to lose someone you love. A giant of a man has been called home. Until we meet again rest in peace brother.
Cecil Davis
November 22, 2020
What a wonderful gentleman. He will be missed. Love and prayers all the family.
Betty McDermett
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