Dean Rayfield, age 83, of Rayfield Drive, Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

Dean was born January 14, 1936 in Watauga County, a son of the late George and Ada Miller Rayfield. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he was an employee of the Blue Ridge Parkway Park Service.

Dean is survived by one brother, Gene Rayfield of Boone, and one sister, Nancy Rayfield McLeod and husband Wayne of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Dean Rayfield will be conducted Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor Gordon Noble. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by the United States Air Force, will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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