James David (J.D.) Mayton, age 69 of Coalfield passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Middle Creek Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and worked in the Morgan County Educational System for 6 years where he taught science at Central Elementary School then math and science at Central High School in Wartburg. He was employed at K-25, X-10 and lastly Y-12 working as a chemical operator where he took a medical retirement in 1995. He had numerous hobbies one being, collecting and restoring old tools. J.D. greatly loved and cherished his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruby (Gouge) Mayton;
Son, Joseph (Joe) Mayton and two sisters, Mary Burfield and Deborah Mayton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marlene Stoetzel Mayton,
Daughter, Lori Pride and husband Roger of Oak Harbor, WA;
Grandchildren, Bryson and Elijah;
Great- grandchildren, Leandro and Jade Sakihara and Abel, Athena, Aireen, and A’isha Higgins;
Sisters, Corine Finch, Norma (Jerry) Black, Erma McCarroll, Susie (Jimmy) Rivers and Teresa Phipps;
Brothers, Buddy (Sylvia) Mayton, Paul (Marjorie) Mayton, Steve (Donna) Mayton and Phillip Mayton;
A host of nieces, nephews, and other family members and good friends;
Former teacher, Ruth Huddleston;
Close friends, Mike Carroll, Beverly Patterson Barboza and Chuck Freels;
He recently enjoyed being reconnected with many of his former students.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Middle Creek Church from 2-7:00 pm. Because of COVID-19, this will give ample time for folks to come and go freely without being crowded. We are requesting that everyone wear a mask please. A hand sanitizing station will be available at the front entrance of the church before entering the sanctuary.
A funeral service for the immediate family only will begin at 7:00 pm with Pastor Corey Jones officiating. A Family Graveside Service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in Davis Cemetery, Coalfield.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org
The Shriner’s (go to www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/org) or Suicide Prevention at (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
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