Howard Augustus Fields – Mitchell
October 18, 1923 – October 30, 2016
Howard Augustus Fields, 93, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday evening, October 30, 2016, at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.
Born October 18, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Stella (Bass) Fields. He was married to Dorothy Brown and Wilma Ragsdale, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School and a graduate of Heritage Bible College. Howard was manager of many grocery stores including JayC, Loudens, Mitchell Meat Market, and he retired from Porky Lane Super Market in Indianapolis. Howard also was employed at the Orleans Progress Examiner. He was a long time member of the Capital City Baptist Church and currently a member of the First Baptist
Church. Howard was a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his children, Kenneth Fields of Indianapolis, George (Vanessa) Fields of Jeffersonville, Joseph (Debra) Fields of Indianapolis, Howard Bruce Fields of Panama City, Florida, Orval Dean (Mary) Fields of Panama City, Florida, Mary Stella Russell of Panama City, Florida, Suzanna Stepp of Panama City, Florida; stepchildren, Connie (Terry) Myers of Springville, Charleen Vestal of Orleans; 21 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sister, Georgia Slaughter of Mitchell
His parents; stepdaughters, Brenda Fisher and Joyce Williams; and siblings, Ellen Sheeks, Addie Darnell, Gladys Busick, Marie Burton, Lawrence Fields, Jesse Fields, and Sue Patton, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 3, in the Memorial Chapel of
Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark and Terry Myers officiating. Burial will be in Bass Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnson Christian Village, 7102 State Road 158, Bedford, Indiana 47421.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com