Herbert Gene Mayfield, age 73, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014, at his home in Cadiz, KY. Mr. Mayfield was a US Army Vietnam veteran having served 20 years in the US armed services. After retiring form the US Army he began a career with the Kentucky State Penitentiary in which he worked twenty years. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. He supported numerous Veteran's organizations, including serving on the Pennyrile Honor Guard providing military funeral honors, was a member of the VFW post No 1913, DAV Chapter 8 & American Legion Post No. 233. He is survived by: Wife of 52 years - Florence Bridges Mayfield, Cadiz, KY, Two Sons- Robert Mayfield, Clarksville, TN & Steven Mayfield, Clarksville, TN, One Daughter - Laura Mayfield Fagersten & Husband- Scott, Newport News, VA, Five Grandchildren- Eric Mayfield, Lauren Mayfield, Chris Mayfield, Heather Holland & Aaron Hawkins, Three Great Grandchildren-Bradley Mayfield, Ethan Hughes & Kayle Holland, Three Brothers & Sisters-in-Law - Paul Mayfield, Kingsport, TN, Richard & Peggy Mayfield, OH, Clarence & Mary Mayfield, OH & Three Sisters & Brothers-In-Law- Betty Blanton & Fiancee'- Harold Loyd, OH, Joan & Brian Livengood, OH & Brenda & John Diehr, OH. He was preceded in death by: Father - Edward Mayfield & Mother - Gertrude Patton Mayfield.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014 with the Reverend Paul Cannon officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Drury-Bridges Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Drury - Bridges Cemetery Fund, C/O- Carolyn Williams, Treasurer, 88 Beechy Fork Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.