by JERRY FEKETE, Banner Correspondent
ACCOVILLE, W.Va. — Tex Fields, 73, of Accoville, departed this life Friday, March 8, 2013, at Logan Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Born February 10, 1940, at Marrowbone Creek, he was a son of the late Lewis and Mae Block Fields. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, George Fields and Frank Fields, and his granddaughter, Heather Leanne Fields.
Tex was a forest ranger who retired from the West Virginia Division of Forestry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corp. An outdoorsman, Tex enjoyed hunting and collecting guns.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Martha Fields; two sons, Lewis (Tabitha) Fields of Whitman and Adam Fields, at home; one daughter, Cindy (Greg) Hatfield of South Point, Ohio; three brothers, Roy (Cheryl) Fields of Mallory, and Tommy Fields and Henry Fields; four sisters, Sara (Robert) Eubanks of Georgia, Beulah Porter of Griffithsville, Haley Fields of Mason County, and Evelyn (Willard) Kelly of Cow Creek; three grandchildren, Michael Frankum, Jacob Evans and Zachary Kirby, all of Whitman; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home with Rev. David Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunter Cemetery on Saw Mill Road at Crawley Creek.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearer will be Adam Fields.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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