Coach Michael Lee Mayfield, 69, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in the Vanderbilt hospital trauma unit. Born in Cleveland, OH., grew up in Blountsville, AL. and he lived in Woodbury. He was the son of the late, Frazier Lee Mayfield and Wylodee Nations Mayfield.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday, September 28, 2012 at Woodbury First Baptist Church with Bro. Hunter Hay and Bro. Bobby Zumbro officiating. Graveside services will be 1 pm Saturday, September 29 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Blountsville, AL. Visitation with the family will be 4 – 8 pm Thursday at Woodbury Funeral Home and 10 am until time of services Friday at Woodbury First Baptist Church. Pallbearers include Randy Gannon, Bruce Daniel, Sam Mayfield, Dennis Banks, Brent Bush, Steven Trasher, Greg Mayfield, Jr. and Tommy Zumbro. Honorary Pallbearers, Robert Pitts, Terry Gannon, Coach Robert A. Harris, Virgil Duggin, Joe D. Davenport, Terry Wilson, W.T. Todd, Bobby Womack, Jerry Mack Holt, Rabbit Neeley and all of the football players he has coached through the years.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Glover Mayfield of Woodbury; Children, Christie Thrasher of Blountsville, Al., Steve (Angela) Mayfield of Christiana and Greg (Tabitha) Mayfield, Sr. of Woodbury; Sister, Lila Joy Mayfield Layne of Blountsville, AL.; Grandchildren, Steven Michael & Ashley Miriam Thrasher, Greg Harold Mayfield, Jr. & Nelda Rachelle Mayfield and Shawn Hinshaw; Nieces and Nephews, Deborah Layne, Terrance Layne, Dawnette Augustine, Melonie Mayfield, Sam Alden Mayfield, II.
Coach Mayfield was a High School Football Coach for 22 years, 2 years in AL, 17 in TN and 3 years in AR. He was a motivational speaker for FCA, college clinics in TN, N.C., Texas, Wyoming & Virginia. He was also a High School Athletic Director in Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin and Michigan. He also spoke to the Knoxville Quarterback Club three times, spoke to football teams, Baylor, Tenn., Arkansas, Furman & Austin Peay, Clemson Football Clinic, athletic banquets in 20 states and also spoke to the Nashville Banner Banquet of Champions. Coach Mayfield was a retired school teacher and current Cannon Co. School Board Member.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Blountsville, Al. % Woodbury Funeral Home.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net