Among other things, Bob was known for his easy manner and sense of fun. He was a painting contractor, whose friends and co-workers teasingly nicknamed him “Squirrely” because of his quickness and speed.
A veteran of World War II, Bob served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer, the USS Hart. The USS Hart had joined the assembly, which prepared for the invasion of Okinawa as well as escorted General McArthur on his return to the Philippines.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Brenda Fields-Malone of Millerton, N.Y. and Deborah Fields Dietrich of Clearwater, Fla.; and his son, Doug Fields of Brookport, who lovingly took care of him in the last years of his life.
Bob is also survived by his brother, Joe Fields of Nashville, Tenn.; and his sisters, Mary Lou LeVan of Benton and Laura McDougal of Nashville.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Wille Mae Lester Fields; his parents, Jule Marvin Fields and Willie Mae Algood Fields of Benton; his brothers, Marvin Fields of Houston, Texas and William “Bill” Fields of Benton; and one sister, Dorothy Fields Colson of Benton.
Funeral service was held Thursday at Brookport Funeral Home with Mike Fields, a Church of Christ minister and nephew, officiating.
Burial followed at the Briensburg Cemetery in Briensburg, Ky. Pallbearers were Mike Fields, Darrin Smith, Donald Smith, Jerry Deaton, Mike Anderson and Charley Anderson.