George William Rayfield born in Ellington, Oct. 22, 1923, to the late John Dea and Rosie (Pigg) Rayfield. He passed away on Aug. 8, 2017, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, at the age of 93.
On June 22, 1946, George was united in marriage to Betty Morris in Piggott, Ark.; to this union four children were born.
George attended the Lower Doe Run Missionary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon since Feb. 6, 1993. George worked as a hog and cattle farmer and he previously served as the Reynolds County Southern District Commissioner. He loved his family, the lime hauling business, mowing lawns, gardening and singing.
George is survived by his wife, Betty of Ellington; one son, George “Bill” William (Debra) Rayfield of Ellington; three daughters, Wilma (Mark) Maddox of Macon, Wanda (Hadley) Grimm of Macon, Roberta (Charles) Cox of Rolla; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends that will mourn his passing.
Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 11 and the funeral service Saturday, Aug. 12, at Lower Doe Run Missionary Baptist Church; with Pastor Melvin Meade officiating. Burial was in Morris Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: his grandsons-Rick Rollings, Rob Rollings, Chris Rayfield, Dea Rayfield, Drew Rayfield, B.J. McNail and Ryan Cox.
Memorial contributions may be mad to Lower Doe Run Missionary Baptist Church or Morris Cemetery.