Garry Lewis Mayfield, 73, of Accident, MD passed away on June 7, 2020, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
Garry was born on April 1, 1947, in Morgantown, and was the son of the late Lewis Franklin "Jake" Mayfield and Naomi Ruth (Timmerman) Friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Garry "Chip" Mayfield, Jr. and Jeffrey Scott Mayfield; his stepfather, Daniel Friend; two brothers, Kenny and Ernest Friend; and a sister, Cynthia Rinker.
He was a US Army Ranger Veteran having served in the 82nd Airborne. Garry was a coal miner having worked over 22 years in the mines before starting his own business, G & H Masonry, and building numerous buildings in Garrett County. He also taught Underground Mining Health & Safety at Garrett Community College. He was life member of American Legion Proctor Kildow Post #71 in Oakland, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10077 in Deer Park, and Firefighter/EMT/Life member of Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Helen Marie (Collins) Mayfield; two daughters, Shelly Stanton and husband Jame, and Angela Engel and husband Howard; four grandchildren, Damian, Ryan, Brittney, and Bethany; three great granddaughters, Heylee, Skye and Abbie; a brother, Martin Friend; a sister, Dawn Bowman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the current COVID-19 gathering restrictions, a memorial service/celebration of life will be held at a later date with military honors and fire department participation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland is honored to be assisting the Mayfield family.
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