Brian K. Mayfield
November 08, 1944 - November 21, 2022
Brian Kent Mayfield, age 78, of Quincy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 21, 2022.
Brian was born on November 8, 1944, in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Turner K. and Marian I. Kurfman Mayfield. He married the love of his life, Linda S. Riggs, on July 19, 1968 in Northfield, Ohio, and they celebrated 54 years of marriage in 2022.
Brian grew up on several farms in Adams County, IL, and two years in Missouri assisting his parents with farming and livestock, as well as training horses. He was active in FFA and high school sports, and graduated from Liberty High School in 1962. He attended Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga, TN and Colorado State College in Greelee. He lettered in baseball and soccer and graduated from Cedarville College in Ohio in 1967 with a degree in biology and a minor in Bible. He began graduate school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, earning his master's degree in Educational Leadership: Administration from Northern Illinois University. He taught and coached Wheaton Academy which became Wheaton Christian High School, in Wheaton, IL. He was called to start Somonauk Baptist School in Somonauk, IL, in 1973, then started Grace Christian School in Watervliet, MI, in 1974. Under his 15 years of leadership, the school grew to 400 and he led several student missions trips to foreign countries. In 1989 Brian accepted the call to serve as the Administrator of Santiago Christian Academy in Chile, South America, and he and his wife and four children moved to Santiago where they served for 3 years. In 1992, the family returned to the US and settled in Quincy, IL, where Brian served as administrator of Calvary Academy. A few years later with the support of several local churches, he helped found Quincy Christian School, where he served as administrator for 10 years prior to retiring. Upon retiring Brian returned to farming on his parents' farm near Plainville, IL, raising llamas for show, with the support of his wife and children. For the past two years he drove for the Quincy Teen Reach program. Brian loved to hunt and fish his entire life, and take his children and grandchildren whenever the opportunity arose.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Linda, include four children, Melissa (Nate) Ledbetter of El Paso, TX, Joshua (Brooke) Mayfield of Pine Bluff, AR, Caleb (Julie) Mayfield of Plainville, IL, and Sarah Mayfield of Quincy, IL; 11 grandchildren, Selah, Shiloh, Levi and Zeke Ledbetter, all of El Paso, TX, Noah, Elin, Jude, and Oaks Mayfield, all of Pine Bluff, AR, and Toby, Alaina and Ivan Mayfield, all of Plainville, IL; and a sister, Maureen Mayfield of Robstown, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Marian Mayfield.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy, Illinois.
Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastors Nat Kealen and Mark Stamper officiating.
Burial: Harwood Cemetery, Siloam Springs, McKee Township, Illinois
Memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist Mission (for Koku & Akpene Akakpo) or Bella Ease (for Quincy Teen Reach). Memorial donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com/
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.