George Arthur Fields, 86, of Connersville, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Reid Health in Richmond.
He was born in Fayette County, Indiana to Arthur and Mary Smith Fields on September 3, 1934. He graduated from Alquina High School in 1952, and served honorably in the US Marine Corp. from 1955-1959.
After his discharge in 1959, George was hired at the Indianapolis International (Weir Cook) Airport as an Enroute Air Traffic Controller. He retired from there in 1986 but continued working driving his own semi, and then his own short truck, until he fully retired in 2004 at the age of 70.
George became an active member of Edwards Memorial Methodist Church in 2010 where he enjoyed being in choir and spending time with his church and friends. There he met his current wife, Helen Ray Hammersley, whom he married June 23, 2012. She survives.
George is also survived by two children: a son, Terry (Pam) Fields of Mooresville, Indiana; and a daughter, Tammy (Tony) Bowling of Carmel, Indiana; four grandchildren: Marcella Fields (Keith) Nance of Campbellsburg, Indiana, Lora Fields (Jeff) Dilley of Martinsville, Indiana, Erin Fields (Luke) Wolff of Martinsville, Indiana and Seth Isaac Bowling of Avon, IN; and seven great-grandchildren: Also surviving are his brother Clyde Fields, sister Marilyn Sue Parks, Sister-in-law Evelyn Sue Fields, and all of his beloved nieces and nephews.
After marrying Helen, George grew his family with two of her children who survive him: Brenda (Terry) Abernathy of Liberty, Indiana and Fred (Laura) Ray Jr. of Missouri, as well as four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by special “extra” family, including Yvette (David) Laughlin.
Besides George’s Mother and Father, he is also preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Richard Fields, and a sister Betty Fields Allen. Also preceding him in death was his first wife Ruby Curry Fields from Connersville, to whom he was married 55 years (August 17, 1955 to her death in 2010).
During his leisure, George was a Past Master of the Monrovia F&AM Lodge #654 and transferred his membership later in years to Liberty F&AM Lodge #58 where he enjoyed being part of the fraternal brotherhood of Masonry.
George most enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends, singing in the church choir, and going out for community activities and fellowship. He also enjoyed traveling, photography, gardening, lawn care, and fishing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church, 4 W Seminary St, Liberty, IN 47353.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Masonic memorial services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and Military rites will be conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council. A funeral service will be conducted the same day at 1:00 p.m. with Scott Bell officiating. A live stream of the service may be viewed at millermosterrobbins.com. Burial will be in Dunlapsville Cemetery.