Funeral service for Dr. Paul McLin Wakefield, age 90, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 12 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Whitney Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Dr. Wakefield was born on August 8, 1928 in Giles County, Tennessee to the late Gideon Cephus and Sadie Ileen McLin Wakefield. Paul was a graduate of Martin Methodist College, Middle Tennessee State University, and earned his Doctors degree in Dentistry from the University of Tennessee Memphis. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, men’s Bible class at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, charter member of the Joseph Greer Chapter of the TN-S.A.R., TN Society War of 1812, past president of the Fayetteville Rotary Club, a Paul Harris fellow, and past president of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Wakefield owned and operated Dr. Paul M. Wakefield, D.D.S. dental practice in Fayetteville until retirement in 1999. He passed away on December 2, 2018 at Lynchburg Nursing Center.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nancy Ruth Clemmer Wakefield; sons, Colin Wakefield and wife Nan of Fayetteville, and John Kevin Wakefield and partner Alice Reid of White House, TN; daughter, Cynthia Hinson and husband Andrew of Athens, AL; grandchildren, Mollie Wakefield and fiance Stevenson Giles, Katie Wakefield, Bonnie Wakefield, Trevor Hinson, and Drew Hinson; brothers, Glen Wakefield and wife Carolyn of Guntersville, AL, Carl Wakefield, and Earl “Corky” Wakefield both of Pulaski, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until 12 PM on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martin Methodist College, 433 West Madison St., Pulaski, Tennessee, 38478 or the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 200 Elk Avenue N., Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dr. Paul McLin Wakefield.