ROCK HILL -- Mr. George Walter Rayfield, 88, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.
A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Laurelwood Cemetery, with Dr. Phillip Jones officiating.
A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Rayfield was the son of the late George Walter Rayfield Sr. and the late Mary Etta Huddleston Rayfield Turner. In 1940, George enlisted in the National Guard for three years. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Belgium and went into Germany after the end of World War II. After the war, George returned to the Iron Foundry and worked until 1949. The foundry closed in 1950. George went to work at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Company and retired in 1982 with 33 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Frank Roach Post No. 34 and a former member of the VFW. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, E. Cecil Rayfield, Fred R. Rayfield, Vincent S. Rayfield and J. Clifford Rayfield; his sister, Betty Adams; and two stepsisters, Grace Reeves and Viola McCurry.
George was greatly loved and cared for by his surviving nieces and nephews, Bob and Mary Jo Rayfield, Angella and Tommy Blackwell, Sondra and Roy DuBose, J.C. and Anne Rayfield and Sophie and Mike Jones, all of Rock Hill; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 10803, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.