Glenn Eugene Rayfield, age 88, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, Mo. Glenn was born on March 7, 1924, in Chicago, IL, to the late Ansel and Leanna Hale Rayfield.
On July 25, 1942 Glenn was inducted into the United States Navy where he served as a gunners mate 3rd class aboard ship during World War 2 being honorably discharged on Dec. 26, 1945.
After the war Glenn worked for the railroad for many years and upon retirement moved to Piedmont, Mo, where he helped his wife of more than 20 years, Loretta Keefe Rayfield with her business Piedmont Florist. Glenn provided all transport of fresh flowers from St. Louis to Piedmont. He also delivered countless arrangements to clients in the area.
In his spare time Glenn enjoyed watching television and reading.Glenn was a member of the Piedmont Eagles Club, Arnold Hodge post 281 of the American Legion, VFW, and lifetime member of Masonic Lodge, Avonwood No. 921, Chicago, Ill.
Glenn is survived by one son, Frank Rayfield and wife Sheila of Piedmont, Mo., three grandchildren, Keefe Rayfield, Faith Rayfield, Scott Rayfield, three great grandchildren, Nicholas, Makenzie, and Christoper and Kestrle Rayfield- Foote. Glenn also leaves behind a very dear friend, Clara Beeler of Piedmont, Mo.. In addition to his parents and wife Glenn was preceded in death by one son Keefe Rayfield, one brother, William "Bill" Rayfield, two sisters, Beverly Lee Wallen and Patricia Ruth Rayfield, three grandchildren, Maitreya Rayfield, Donny Christopher Rayfield, and Kristin Rayfield.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Clark's Mountain Nursing Center for their loving care of Glenn during his stay.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 30, 2012 beginning at 2:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Mo. Denny Hovis provided a loving tribute to Glenn. Frank Rayfield, Scott Rayfield, Roger Rayfield, Nicholas Rayfield, Jim Farris, Herb Bowles Jr. and Denny Hovis served as pallbearers. Graveside military honors were provided by the Missouri Veterans Honor Guard and the United States Navy. Burial was in the Mt. View cemetery in Des Arc, Mo.
Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com