Mark Mayfield

Mark Mayfield, 58, of Bellmead, passed away Sunday, January 11th at his residence.

Funeral services: 10AM Saturday, January 17th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Barry Camp officiating.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Friday, January 16th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Mark was born November 7, 1956 in Waco to Dave and Dorothy L. (Young) Mayfield. Mark worked for the City of Waco Water Treatment Plant for 24 years before retiring. Being the animal lover and hard worker he was, Mark worked at Fuzzy Friends Rescue for the first 10 years of his retirement, and Happy Endings Rescue and Brazos Valley Boarding Kennel until the time of his passing. Mark never met a dog he didn’t like or didn’t like him.       He loved every animal and every co-worker was like family to him.

Mark was an amazing, loyal, and loving husband, father, son, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include wife, Mary Mayfield; daughters, Jennifer Mayfield and Amanda Eaglin; sons, David Mayfield, Josh Mayfield, Austin Mayfield, and Richard Reyes; mother, Dorothy Louise Mayfield; grandchildren, Brayden Mayfield, Lillian Mayfield, Stella Mayfield, Luciano Mark DePolito, Christopher Gibson, Victor Gibson, Layla Gibson, Abrina Minner, Nikole Reyes and Alexander Reyes.

The family would like to acknowledge the honorary pallbearers, Guido T. Sneeze, Bil”i”, T-Bone, Binky, Heavy and Jimmy Drake.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to LaVega Community Church and church family, and the animal rescue family for your continuous love, prayers and support.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco 76708, United States (US) - Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Mark was at Fuzzy Friends when I was there and he was always such a hard working, caring individual. The care of the animals was his first concern, but was always there for the people also. He will very much be missed.

  2. I met Mark thru Fuzzy Friends and have kept up with him, since then. He was always a man of few words but he didnt need to say alot, to know that he was a kind and gentle man , who also had a way with the words. He always told me that when he was very young that his mom told him that he knew how to speak ‘ dog’, and he did. He had a way with animals that alot of people dont have. It was an honor to know Mark and I will cherish his facebook mess, he sent to me. Without a doubt, he was met at the bridge by all the animals who have gone before him. Fly free Mark, love your dogs, ride that Harley and sing those country songs ….. Gail

  3. Rest in peace my friend, run with the pack, see you on the other side!

  4. Rest in peace, Mark. I know you are surrounded by countless animal angels. I’ll always remember your smile and that twinkle in your eyes that accompanied one of your joking comments.

    Prayers for your family.

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      Thank you for remembering Mark with delight. Reading such memories eases my pain and I am grateful for your words.

  5. Donna Phillippe

    Mark was my hero and dear friend. He was an angel among us. He was a true dog whisperer and an awesome father. He loved Mary with all of his heart. He will forever be in my heart and the hearts of so many. I am unable to attend, but I will be there in spirit. I will miss my rescue brother, and I know I will see him again. ♡

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      I know Mark loved you. I have Mark in that ice bucket you gave him for Christmas that time. He loved it. He considered you a good friend and I want you to know how he felt. Thank you.

  6. Oh dear Mark….
    I am lost for my friend were an amazing soul you welcomed anyone and everyone into your home with a smile and open were my first friend when I moved to Texas through the years you were grandpa Mark and loved all three of my children….although we haven’t seen each other in several years you my friend remain in our hearts..We had some good laughs didn’t we! Three things I will always smile about when I think of you is the love you had for dogs, the love you had for the blues, and the love you had for good times with family and friends..may you rest in piece my friend…run free!We love you Mark…

  7. Susie Price Moore

    Mark was such a dear friend of mine for many many years,we go back to the 70’s we had alot of good times together.He was my first best friend and he always had a big smile on his face. Oh Mark I will dearly miss talking to you. My heart goes out to his family,I was very blessed to have Mark as a friend and I will always remember him.RIP you earned your wings!

  8. Mark, no words can say how much your years of friendship meant to me. We always kept in touch and shared a passion for animals that is a bond in itself. I am going to miss your smile, laugh and jokes and stories that kept us all laughing. I’m going to miss working with you, you always made working fun no matter how busy we were. You have helped care for and save so many previous animals and you could “talk dog” for sure. :). It was an honor to call you my true friend. You will be missed every day and the rescue world has lost an amazing and kind man. The world will not be the same. RIP and take care of the four legged kids you met at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again……………….

  9. Wanda "Hollon" Wachtendorf

    I had not seen Mark in many years. We went through grade school and high school together. He was a quiet, kind soul. I am praying for his family and friends as they grieve. RIP old friend.

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      Thank you for remembering my husband. It is kind nice to have him remembered from his classmates. Thank you for knowing him.

  10. connie cocanougher

    Mark was a great guy im glad I got the chance to work with him at happy endings that’s were we meet he had a great love for animals and people he would always stop and talk to me were ever I seen him. Always a kind work to say. He will be greatly missed by all .

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      Yes I miss him deeply. Mark loved your sense of humor and he told that cayenne pepper story to everyone. Thank you.

  11. Mark, we were first cousins, and never had the good fortune of truly knowing each other. I truly regret that. From the condolences that I have read you were a quiet man, with exceptional caring for your friends, your family and the animals that you cared for. I will pray for your family and friends, as they mourn your way too early passing.

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      You are closer to Mark than you think. Blood is thicker than water. He was blessed to have family like you. Your prayers are sincerely taken with respect.

  12. Linda Scheffer-Gyorko

    Mark was a great guy we went to school together. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  13. Charles Wallace

    I enjoyed working with Mark at the water treatment plant, he will be greatly missed my prayers go out to his family during this difficult time

  14. Chrissy Cavazos

    May you make a path for me to follow into the kingdom of heaven. May your soul rejoice as you are forgiven. My prayers are with your family.

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      Thank you for all you have done for me, even though you never met Mark. Mark is looking down on us and sees how compassionate your heart is. He is glad I have you.

  15. Laura Comer (Lolly Pop)

    Thank you for saving my baby from falling into the fire that time. Thank you for the way you played the harmonica, it soothed my soul. I promise to be there for your wife and protect her as always. I pray the Lord wraps his loving arms around you and heals your soul. I pray your families pain is eased. I ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen. (Could you put in a good word for me?)

    • Mary jo jo mayfield

      Now Mark knows what we mean to each other. You have always been there for me and in my time of need you just stepped up even though Mark didn’t care for you. I bet he loves you now that he knows the truth. Thank you you are a true and real friend of Mark and me.

  16. My Dear Friend You will truly be missed by so many. I have so many good memories of you in the years we worked together at Haooy Endings. There was never a moment that you didnt have time for me no matter what you were doing If I needed to talk you were there and your love for your children and Mary was unconditional. There has never been anyone that Ive known kike you. Your love for the dogs was amazing never once did you back down from 1 you were determined to be their friend. I remember when we had a Rotti come in her name was Padmae she was so withdrawn by previous owner I guess and she could be aggressive at times you told me lets work with her everday and she will learn we love her and she can trust us sure enough it happened she was my favorite loved for us to rub her belly. May you RIP my Friend and hopefully I will see you at the Rainbow Bridge cause I know your there for sure.

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