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Mr. Jerry Dana Fields

Died: December 2, 2017

Jerry Dana Fields, age 70 of Hendersonville, died Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a lengthy and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Jerry was born in Trussville, Alabama, to the late R.H. Fields and Mae Cunningham Fields.
He graduated from Northside High School, Warner Robins, Georgia a…read more

Jerry Dana Fields, age 70 of Hendersonville, died Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a lengthy and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Jerry was born in Trussville, Alabama, to the late R.H. Fields and Mae Cunningham Fields.
He graduated from Northside High School, Warner Robins, Georgia and Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, stationed at Okinawa Island. He was employed by the former Republic Steel Corporation in Gadsden, Alabama and most notably with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Roswell, Georgia and Corinth, Mississippi; he retired from Berkley Mills in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Following his retirement, he worked at Eaton Corporation in Arden, North Carolina, as a sales engineer culminating a remarkable career of more than thirty-six years in the field of Electrical Engineering.
Jerry was a life-long United Methodist and was a very active member of the United Methodist Churches he and his family attended. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville at the time of his death.
Jerry was an avid and skilled fly fisherman and had a life-long enjoyment of boating. Jerry also enjoyed West Henderson High School sports during the Stanley/Wood/Hyatt years, watching Charlotte Hornets and Golden State Warriors basketball, Auburn University athletics, NASCAR races, classic cars and any activities in which family and friends were involved. Jerry was a very kind, deeply respected, outgoing, friendly, highly-regarded and loving man who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Freida Beasley Fields and their beloved children, Emily Fields of Hendersonville and John Fields of Fletcher. He is also survived by his only brother, Ray Fields and his wife, Nancy of Attalla, AL; nephews, Stephen Fields and Paul Fields and their families; Beasley in-laws: Elaine Jones, Florence Hill, Frances Turner, Roland Beasley, Jean Beasley and their families; Barbara Stanley; numerous cousins in Alabama and Georgia; and by his best friend, Guy Pressley of Hendersonville.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9th, 2017 in Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel officiated by the Revered Dr. Mark Ralls and Reverend Kenneth R. Casey, long-time friend, of Gadsden, AL. A private inurnment will be held at Lake Junaluska in the Room of Memory Columbarium at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Thos. Shepherd & Son.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt and special thanks to Dr. James Radford and his staff and Dr. Bob Webb for their remarkable care, compassion and concern throughout Jerry’s illness. They would also like to thank the staff of Elizabeth House for their support and care during their brief stay there.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s memory may be directed to Rainbow City United Methodist Church, 3208 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, AL 35906; Lake Junaluska, P.O. Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745; or to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- North Carolina Chapter, 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd. Suite 200, Cary, NC 27513.

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Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home

125 S. Church Street
Hendersonville, NO 28793

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel

125 S. Church Street
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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