Jackie “Jack” Ray Fields


Jackie “Jack” Ray Fields, 75, of Paris Crossing, was taken into the Lord’s Heavenly Kingdom, early Saturday morning March 28, 2015.

He was born June 20, 1939, at Surprise, the son of the late Evan and Ora Grider Fields. Jack married the former Lois Gail Mather on July 14, 1978, in Seymour.

Jack was employed as a truck driver and had dutifully served his country in the United States Army.

He was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle in Seymour, where he had previously served on the church board. He also was a member of American Legion Post 89 in Seymour.

Jack loved to share the good news of Jesus with others. He and his wife had a nursing home ministry, where they both would sing and entertain the residents.

In his free time, Jack could be found playing horseshoes or working in his large garden. Jack enjoyed following NASCAR and was especially fond of Jeff Gordon. Jack also enjoyed watching basketball and football, but most especially loved the time he spent with his wife and family. Jack will also be missed by his beloved dog, Winston.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by his children, Michael (Cathy) Fields, Debra (Doug) Sweeney, Cherrie Collins, Kimberly Kyer, Rick Zink, J.D. Fields (Joey King) and Julia (Michael) Richey; a brother-in-law, Bob Downing; two sisters-in-law, Midge Fields and Cheryl Fields; sixteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by two grandchildren, April Collins and Christopher Collins; three brothers, Ervin Fields, Frank Fields and Delbert Fields; and two sisters, Helen Maxine Carpenter and Ruby Downing.

A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle with Brother Larry Arrowood, Brother Aaron Arrowood, Brother Scott Erwin and his son-in-law, Doug Sweeney, officiating. Burial with a graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle or Seymour Christian Academy, both in Seymour.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Voss Funeral Service in Seymour.

Online condolences can be shared at vossfuneralservice.com.