BENTON -- Services for Joe D. Fields, 90, of Hermitage, Tennessee, formerly of Benton, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Gary Knuckles and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Provine Cemetery with military rites conducted.
Mr. Fields died Monday, April 10, 2017.
He was employed by TVA at Kentucky Dam prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. Following the war he returned to work for TVA and retired as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was then employed by the KY Workforce Development Cabinet and also served on the Marshall County School Board. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the National Landing Ships' Association. He was a founding member of the Museum of the Pacific War, a charter member of the WWII Museum in New Orleans, and a member of the Navy Memorial and the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by wife of 65 years, Barbara Owen Fields; his daughters, Rebekah Fields Hall of Hermitage, Tennessee, Julia Fields Tidwell of Old Hickory, Tennessee, and Teresa Fields Neal of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sisters, Mary Lou LeVan of Benton and Laura McDougal of Hendersonville, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. His parents were Julius Marvin Fields and Willie Mae Algood Fields.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Briensburg Church of Christ, 2349 Benton-Briensburg Road, Benton, KY 42025; or the Provine Cemetery Fund, c/o Eldon Wade, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY 42025.