Mark Boyd Wakefield
Hephzibah, GA – Mark Boyd Wakefield, 63, husband of Deborah Pittman Wakefield, entered into rest Thursday, February 4, 2021, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM from Hillcrest Memorial Park with Pastor Matt Wigley officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 19, 2021, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mr. Wakefield, son of the late Mary Louise Hummer Wakefield and Dallas Boyd Wakefield, was born in Marietta, GA. He was a Math and History teacher and softball and golf coach at Langford Middle School. He also coached baseball for Masters City and softball, and soccer for the Richmond County Recreation Department. He was active in the Girl Scouts and worked the Masters Golf Tournament for several years. Among his hobbies were gardening, golfing, and fishing, and he was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He loved to tailgate and his family called him “The Grill Master.” He was a carpenter and a modern-day MacGyver. As a member of Waynesboro Church of God, he loved to be on the Praise Team and to volunteer with the Youth Department and Vacation Bible School.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Preston Mason, Stephen Wakefield, and Richard Wakefield.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Victoria LaRose Wakefield (Tyres Hopgood), and Rachel Arlene Gonzalez (Anthony); his children from a previous marriage, Robert Boyd Wakefield, and Jessica Lynn Wakefield; his grandchildren, Maliiko Ja’Mier Hopgood, and Elijah Boyd Hopgood; his brother, David Lawrence Mason (Betty); his sister Rachel Anne Fraser (Robert Fraser); his sister-in-law, Linda Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy NeeSmith, Robert Fraser, Tyres Hopgood, Anthony Gonzalez, Sam Arazie, and Ethan Schweiger.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Church of God, Youth Department, 427 GA HWY 56 North, Waynesboro, GA 30830.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.