Jackie D. FieldsNovember 24, 1933 ~ February 19, 2017 (age 83)
Jackie D. Fields "Jack" Fields 89 of Freetown, died at his home on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He attended Freetown Church of Christ for many years and he enjoyed many friendships much good fellowship.
During his working years he was employed with Arvin Industries until it's closure. He then went to work at Cumming engine co and retired from Ford in Bedford. During several summers he also grew pickles for Paramonunt giving many local kids some hard earned pickle pickling spending money. He served in the US army serving mostly in California and Germany. In his earlier healthier days he had a great passion for raising and training Brittany Spaniel bird dogs. He hunted with many good friends for many years. One of his favorite things to do was spending time hiking the hills and hollers in search of quail & grouse, no matter the weather.
He still remembers the names of most every dogs he had or trained. Jack also moved to Georgia for a few years to train dogs and horses but always considered Jackson County as his home. He loved being outdoor when his health permitted, he loved mowing his yard, planting flowers and to plant a garden.
In his indoor time, he enjoyed westerns and watching college basketball. his favorite team to watch was IU although this year his favorite thing to say was "they sure were sorry looking". Yet he continued to watch and be hopeful! After his wife's death he became a good hand at making apple and pumpkin pies. He also became the family noodle maker. Hers were the best but his were a mighty close second.
Jack was a good and kindhearted man. He would do anything he could for anyone. He genuinely loved talking to people and made many good friends in his lifetime.
He was a great loving family man and full of love for everyone. His grandkids Zach and Lexi were his pride and joy and he always participated with them in whatever ways he could whether it was playing games or going to amusement parks or choir shows or just sitting and chatting. He was always proud, always supportive and always loving. He will be loved and missed dearly always.
Born November 24, 1933 in Jackson County he was a son of Gracie (Lee) Fields and Herschel 'Monk" Fields He graduated from Clearspring High School in 1951. On December 24, 1955 he married Barbara Joan Fish. They were married for over 51 years until her death in 2007.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and two brothers Bob and Donnie Fields,.
He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Kenny) Williams and two grandchildren, Zach and Lexi Williams also many nieces & nephews survive, including one in particular, Brenda who was like another daughter in the family.
Visitation will be Thursday night at the Freetown Church of Christ from 5-8 PM and a funeral at the Church the next morning at 11 AM with viewing that morning starting at 10 AM.at the Church. Doug Pogue will officiate the funeral. Military graveside ties will be conducted at the Freetown Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Freetown Church of Christ.