Obituary for Donald "Gene" Rayfield
Donald Eugene Rayfield, Sr. 88, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at Kiser Hospice House.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11 to 1 prior to the service. Burial will take place in Carolina Memorial Park.
Born on October 1, 1929 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Berkley Howard Rayfield and Ada Price Rayfield.
He was a US Army veteran and served in Korea.
His gardening was one of his biggest passions along with being a mechanic and tinkering with anything whether it was a tractor, car, or lawnmower. He enjoyed trips to the mountains, the beach, or anywhere he could spend time with his family.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 65 years, Deloris Hendrix Rayfield; children, Donald Eugene Rayfield, Jr., Stephen Linn Rayfield, and Pamela Suzette Rayfield-Bowles; grandchildren, Donna Jean Honeycutt, Amy Nicole Earnhardt, Marc Franklin Rayfield, Daniel Eugene Rayfield, and Kimberly Hope Rayfield; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Linn Rayfield.
Online condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com
Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Rayfield family.