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#4183428 - 11/23/09 11:48 PM Update: Official Obituary, Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age.
The Fishing Physicist Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 21979
Loc: Château d'If
I lost one of the very best friends that I’ve ever had today. Bob was a Baptist Pastor, and had spent 20 years in the student ministry with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He served as the Baptist Student Union Director first at Tyler Junior College, and then for his final six years of student ministry at Texas A&M University. Bob had the distinction of leading both of those BSUs during the building of, and fund raising for the new Baptist Student Centers at TJC, and then A&M.

Bob was my personal pastor for the past 25 years.

I’m going to really miss Bob.

TFP
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#4183433 - 11/23/09 11:50 PM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: The Fishing Physicist]
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Registered: 07/25/08
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I'm sorry for your loss TFP. It is never easy to say goodbye to a dear friend. I will keep you in my prayers and his family too. Sounds like a wonderful man.
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#4183446 - 11/23/09 11:58 PM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: windfish1]
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Best Regards.
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#4183453 - 11/24/09 12:01 AM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: CaddoAggie96]
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Sorry to hear it TFP. But if he could, he'd probably tell you to be happy for him right now.
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#4183594 - 11/24/09 06:11 AM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: OldFrog]
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Sorry to hear
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#4183716 - 11/24/09 07:31 AM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: PhilR]
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Registered: 11/20/08
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Sorry to hear about the loss, yours and the rest of that community. Prayers for his next of kin.
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#4183889 - 11/24/09 08:32 AM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: deerfeeder]
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Very sorry to hear of your loss TFP. Far too young to go.
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#4187272 - 11/25/09 07:51 AM Official Obituary [Re: The Fishing Physicist]
The Fishing Physicist Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
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Dr. Bob Mayfield

There is only one life, It will soon be passed.

Only what is done for Jesus will last!

With heavy hearts we rejoice the home-going of a beloved servant of the Lord. Dr. Bob Mayfield passed away Nov. 23, 2009, at the age of 54, and has received his reward in Heaven.

Bob was born Dec. 3, 1954, in Huntsville to the late Carrell and Melba Lucille Mayfield. In Tyler, he attended Clarkston, Moore and Robert E. Lee schools, and later graduated from Tyler Junior College, Baylor University, and received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993.

Starting at the age of 18, Bob's first pastorate position was as youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Gresham. While in seminary, he began youth pastoring at Swan Baptist Church and then as associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Independence, Kan., after receiving his master's, where he met and married Pamela Ryan in 1983. He then moved back to Tyler where he was director of the Baptist Student Union at Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler for 13 years. From 1996 to 2002, he was Baptist Student Ministry director at Texas A&M University, and then back to Tyler where he pastored at Trinity Baptist Church for seven years. Just this past August, he accepted the pastorate at Pine Springs Baptist Church, where he was starting a guitar choir and began teaching guitar lessons. Bob was very active in the Smith County Baptist Association and served on the board of trustees at East Texas Baptist University.

Bob was a very talented musician, playing various instruments and singing. He was known for his humor and also being an avid collector of 78 rpm records. The adoption of his son Max from Russia fulfilled one of his greatest dreams of being a father. He and Max enjoyed scouting together in Boy Scout Troup 355, where Bob was also chaplain.

Bob is survived by his wife of 26 years, Pamela Sue Mayfield; son, Robert Maxim "Max" Mayfield, both of Tyler; mother-in-law, Betty Ann Ryan of Independence, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Peggy Mayfield of Longview, Debbie Brian of Melbourne, Fla., Mona Ryan of Tyler, Sandee Stover of Independence, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service of celebration for Bob's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Tyler, with the Rev. Roy Thoene, Dr. Ken Hall and Dr. Richard Goad officiating. Pallbearers will be Richard Goad, James Deatherage, Chip McGaughey, Bruce Pessink, David Mayfield and John Mayfield. Serving as honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Pine Springs Baptist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Buckner Adoptions and Maternity Services (Russia) 600 N. Pearl, Suite 2000, Dallas, 75201.


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#4187275 - 11/25/09 07:53 AM Re: Official Obituary [Re: The Fishing Physicist]
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Rest In Peace
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#4187278 - 11/25/09 07:54 AM Re: In Memoriam: Bob Ford Mayfield dead at 54 years of age. [Re: OldFrog]
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Originally Posted By: Oldfrog
Sorry to hear it TFP. But if he could, he'd probably tell you to be happy for him right now.



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