Robert Wade Mayfield
Oct. 21, 1939 – Dec. 8, 2020
MAYFIELD, Robert Wade, 81, of Richmond passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Featherston Mayfield Cramer and James Monroe Mayfield; step-father Guy R. Cramer; his brother, James Craddock Mayfield; and his sister, Betsy Marilyn Mayfield. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Jo Fisher Mayfield.
Bobby graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School where he played football and ran track and then attended Presbyterian Junior college. He later served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserves for 6 years. Bobby held insurance and real estate licenses and had been actively involved in the insurance industry since 1961, working in sales and management for several companies as a representative in life and health services. For some years he was also involved in a real estate partnership. Known for his honesty, integrity and compassion, Bobby always sought to meet the needs of his clients, thus making a better life for them. His passion was his family summer home on the York River in Gloucester County. He spent as much time there as possible fishing, crabbing, boating, gardening and sitting on the front porch.
obby was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond and First Presbyterian Church where he was active in the Men’s Service and Fellowship group and served as its leader for several years. He was known for his wit, good nature and kind soul.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, a small private family service will be held in the church’s memorial garden in January. Should you desire, contributions may be made in memory of Robert W. Mayfield to First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Rd., Richmond, VA 23226 or to a charity of your choice.
My heart felt condolences to Jo and the rest of Bob’s family. We grew up together in the Bellevue neighborhood of Richmond’s Northside and went to school together from GP Elementary thru TJ High. In recent years enjoyed his company at the regular Monthly meetings of old men that grew up in Ginter Park. He will be sorely missed by all but especially by me. A truly great guy!
Went to TJ with Bobby. He was a good guy with many friends. Grew up in Bellevue with him. My condolences to his family.
Bobby was such a kind, fun guy and we enjoyed him and his stories and seeing the loving relationship between the two of you.
Lots of good memories.
Thinking of you at this sad time. Nancy, Laura, Lyn and Beth
I absolutely adored Bobby. I can’t remember life without him. He was such a genuine , kind soul who always made you feel special. He found his soul mate in Jo . Bobby was loved by many and will be missed.. I am so grateful for the visits we had and the memories we shared before he passed on!He never lost his wit or zest for life..
Went to Thomas Jefferson H S with Bobby and enjoyed being with him for all the years May he rest in peace.I will miss him.