Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Norman Arthur Fields 1938-2005

Norman Arthur Fields, son of Arthur A. and Ruby L. (Foster) Fields, was born at Spring Creek, Missouri in Pulaski County on December 3, 1938.

Norman grew up in the Waynesville area where he graduated from high school in 1956. He later attended classes at the University of Missouri, Rolla.

On June 29, 1958, at the First Baptist Church in Waynesville, Norman was united in marriage with Marjorie Antinori, and to this union, two children, Gregg and Angie, were born.

Norman owned and operated Fields Gas Company and Fields Hardware in St. Robert for many years. Over the years, he was an active member of his community, serving on the Waynesville City Council, Waynesville School Board, East Elementary PTA, Waynesville Volunteer Fire Department and Committee of 50. Norman was also a member of the Waynesville/St. Robert Chamber of Commerce and the National Whos Who of Business Leaders, and he was very charitable to the Boy Scouts of America. He served his country in the National Guard for over 10 years.

Norman departed this life the evening of June 10, 2005 at St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 7 days.

He will be very sadly missed by his wife: Marjorie of the home; his mother: Ruby Fields of St. Robert; one son: Gregg Fields of Waynesville; one daughter: Angie Bench and her husband, Scotty of Springfield; one brother: Doug Fields and his wife, Georganna of Independence; three grandchildren: James Fields, Melissa Wehner and Devon Bench; three great grandchildren: Kerstyn Wilson and Payton and Parker Wehner, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Norman was preceded in death by his father, Arthur A. Fields on August 7, 1992 and a great grandson, Hunter Avey.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 13, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Sullins officiating. A recording of the song "That Long, Long, Long Goodbye as performed by Gary Paxton was played. Serving as escorts were Steve Fields, D.J. Halverson, Ed Kubisiak, Jackie and Jerry Morgan and Jim Parson. Serving as honorary escorts were Dean and Mac McKinnon and Herman Vaughn.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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