LeRoy "Punk" Mayfield

Friday, March 19, 2010

LeRoy "Punk" Mayfield, 62, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo., following a brief heart ailment.

He was born Feb. 29, 1948, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Bill Lee Mayfield and Cleta Irene Norbury Mayfield.

He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1966 and later from Fort Scott Community College.

He married Shirlee McGinnis Nov. 7, 1969, at Fort Scott, Kan.

LeRoy had worked as an underwriter for the Western/American States and later Safeco Insurance Company. At the time of his death, he was working part-time for Geneva & Son Monument Company.

He was a member of the Paint Creek Church of the Brethren.

LeRoy was a regular blood donor. He was chosen as Commercial Lines Underwriter of the Year twice by agencies across Kansas. LeRoy bowled for the Western Insurance League, coached youth baseball, and spent many hours driving FSHS students to and from debate and forensics tournaments. LeRoy never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Shirlee, of the home; a daughter, Raquel Beltz and husband, James, Pleasanton, Kan.; a brother, Jay Mayfield and wife, Mauritta, Richards, Mo.; and two sisters, Cleta Dell'Antonia, Fort Scott, Kan., and Mary Cullor and husband, Jim, Woodland, Calif.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Johnathon Gray, James Beltz II, Jacob Belts, and Jacqueline Beltz; several nieces and nephews and one godson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill Mayfield, his stepfathers, Joe George and Andy Streeter and two stepbrothers, Jack and Delbert George.

Pastor Joe White will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.