MAYFIELD — Wilker H.T. “Mickey” Stubblefield, 86, of Smyrna, Ga., formerly of Mayfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at his home.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from General Tire. Known as the “Mayfield Mounder,” Mr. Stubblefield was the first black baseball player in the Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee “Kitty League” and was also a pitcher with the Kansas City Monarchs.
He is survived by seven daughters, Mary Arvin of Smyrna, Janice Woody, Angela Smail, Rise Neilson, Valerie Stubblefield, Christy Stubblefield and Julia Barber, all of Lincoln, Neb.; three sons, Mickey Stubblefield, Stephen Stubblefield and Dennis Stubblefield, all of Lincoln; one sister, Ollie B. Massey of Mayfield; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. His parents were Harrison and Mary Elizabeth Wilker Stubblefield.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Northside Church of Christ with Robert Pryor officiating.
Burial will follow in Mayfield Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the church.