Alfred Wakefield

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alfred Wakefield, 86, of Lewisburg, died at his son's home Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Mr. Wakefield was a lifelong hardworking resident of Marshall County, Tenn. and son of the late Thomas Benjamin and Lucille Pigg Wakefield.

He retired from the Lewisburg Electric System as a lineman and line foreman after 44 years. Along with many other labors of love, he was a farmer, deacon and member of Church Street Church of Christ, always a helping hand to any who were in need. He participated in several Church of Christ disaster relief efforts. Most important, a Christian example to all he came in contact with throughout his life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Walter Wakefield, sister, Louise Wakefield, and son, Dr. Victor Wakefield.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lillian Collins Wakefield of Lewisburg; son, Dr. Ray Wakefield and daughter-in-law Annette of the Yell Community; two brothers, Larimore Wakefield of the Yell Community and Thomas Wakefield of Verona; sister, Margie Dean Walker of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wakefield's body has been donated to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life was conducted Thursday, March 26, from Church Street Church of Christ, followed by visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Tennessee Children's Home, P.O. Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.