Otis Gaylon Mayfield
Funeral services for Otis Gaylon Mayfield, age 74, of Iowa Park, formerly of Brownwood, will be at 9:30 AM, Friday, November 28, 2008 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Gaylon went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 24th, 2008 after a brave fight with cancer. He was born on February 19th, 1934 in Carbon, Texas. He was the oldest son of O.W. and Willie Dee Mayfield of Andrews, Texas.
He spent his young life in Andrews, Texas where he played football, and was a member of the golf team, with his friend, and future brother-in-law, Ronnie Huckabee. He married his high school sweet heart, Mary Beth Haught, in April of 1954. Before attending college, he proudly served his country for four years in the United States Navy. After his years of service, he attended college at Texas Tech University. While at Tech, he studied electrical engineering. Early in his career, he was an engineer for Bell Helicopter in Hurst, Texas. While in the Mid-Cities area, he discovered his interest in real estate with a friend, Vernon Evans. He later was a real estate broker for his business, Mayfield Realtors, which he owned with his wife, Mary Beth. In the early 70's and 80's, Gaylon served as president of the Tarrant County Board of Realtors, and was named Realtor of the Year. He also served on the Tarrant Appraisal Board. In addition, Gaylon was a council member for the City of Bedford and also Mayor Pro Tem.
Although his professional accomplishments were many, they all paled in comparison to the love that Gaylon had for others. In his daily walk with Christ, he was continually giving to and serving others. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Brownwood, Texas, where he served as a Deacon. It was here that he made some of the most dear and cherished friends of his life. Gaylon was always happy and brought so much joy to those around him.
"Papa Gaylon" was a sweet and wonderful grandfather to all six of his grandchildren and great grandson. They loved to ride with him in his "buggy" at the ranch and to fish on his pond. Papa was an awesome cook and he loved to cook for all of them. He also loved to watch all of his grandchildren participate in their various activities. "Papa Gaylon" could also play a "mean" game of Mexican Train, a favorite domino game of his.
Gaylon was a precious and sweet father; husband, brother, and grandfather and he will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, O.W. and Willie Mayfield, and his wife of 35 years, Mary Beth Mayfield, a daughter Janna Ammons, and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Huckabee.
Otis Gaylon Mayfield is survived by his wife of 14 years, Glenda Mayfield, son, Kenneth Mayfield of Wichita Falls, daughter, Teri Boutwell and husband Ray of Iowa Park, son, Chelton Ammons of North Richland Hills, son, David and wife Stephanie Alford, of Virginia. He also leaves behind six precious grandchildren, Paige Ammons, Landon and Alexa Boutwell, Madeliene, Hannah and Isaac Alford, and one great grandchild, Colton Ammons. He is also survived by a brother, Windel and wife Sherry Mayfield of Brownwood, a sister, Billie and husband Elvie Hamilton of Andrews, a sister, Bobbie Huckabee of Midland. He also leaves behind Steve Price, of Georgetown and Frank Price, of Plano, who were his brother-in-laws Sister-in-law Mary and husband Bill Rickey, brother-in-law, Lee Griffee and wife Shirley, and mother-in-law Lena and husband Bill Legrange, all of Oklahoma.
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