Surrounded by his loving family, Carl C. Mayfield, 98, of Sedgewickville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born March 17, 1920, in Mayfield, Missouri, to W. D. and Hannah Green Mayfield. The family moved to Sedgewickville when Carl was three weeks old, where Carl resided his entire life.
He and Trula E. Seabaugh were married July 11, 1942, at the Oliver House in Jackson. They had been married 62 years when Trula passed away September 18, 2004. Two sons were born to their union, Donald and Billy. Donald died at the age of 16, as a result of a fatal car accident. Billy passed away in 2016.
Carl was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force on August 18, 1942. He was a sergeant with the 5th Air Force in the South Pacific. He received the Good Conduct Medal and was awarded a Bronze Star for the New Guinea campaign. He was honorably discharged on December 19, 1945.
Carl and Trula farmed many years near Sedgewickville. Carl also worked 15 years at the former Crites Appliance and Plumbing in Sedgewickville before becoming a pipefitter with Local 562 in St. Louis, retiring in 1984.
He was a lifelong active member of Sedgewickville Methodist Church, serving on the church council and as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and president of the men’s Club. He also kept busy in community work and was instrumental in advocating for the building of Meadow Heights School between the communities of Patton and Sedgewickville. He served on the Sedgewickville Town Board several years and helped implement the Garden of Memories Cemetery. He was also a member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson for over 50 years.
Carl was an accomplished gardner of flowers and vegetables, often sharing his harvests with his friends.
Loving survivors include two grandchildren, Mike (Jessica) Mayfield of Columbia, Missouri, Tim (Julie) Mayfield of Rolla, Missouri; two step-grandchildren, Sissy Korich of Rolla and Jeremey Taylor of Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jayden and Holden Mayfield; two step-great-grandchildren, Morgan Korich and Hannah Taylor; a daughter-in-law, Florene Mayfield of Rolla; and a former daughter-in-law, Kay Mayfield Mungle of Cape Girardeau.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Trula; two sons, Donald Kent and Billy Gene Mayfield; two brothers, Earl and Zelma “Tamp” Mayfield; and two sisters, Fern Johnston and Faye Owen.
Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 10 a.m. to service time, Monday, January 7, 2019, at Sedgewickville United Methodist Church.
The funeral is at 11 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at the church, with the Revs. Jimmie Corbin and Roger Cary officiating.
Burial will follow at Sedgewickville Cemetery.
Memorials my take the form of contriubutions to Sedgewickville Methodist Church, Garden of Memories Cemetery, or Sedgewickville Cemetery.
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