Edwin Douglas Fields Sr.,74 of Powhatan, loving husband, father, and Papa passed peacefully on July 1, 2021 at the age of 74 surrounded by his family. Doug was born on December 7, 1946 in Richmond to the late Harold Willard Fields Sr. and Zanie Trent Fields. In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard and Ruby Fields and Robert and Katie Trent; a brother, Harold Willard “Buddy” Fields and a nephew, Brad Fields.
Doug served in the United States Army and reserves for a total of six years. He then went to work as a fixer at Phillip Morris and retired after 30 years 5 months of service in August 1998. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, attended auctions, collected old signs, gas pumps, arrowheads, but what brought Doug more joy than anything was spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandson “Papa’s Boy”
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rebecca Marion Fields; a daughter, Becky Fields Shumaker (Mike Mahone); sons, Edwin “Eddie” Douglas Fields Jr. and Timothy Michael Fields, step-children, Danny Dandridge (Lisa), Teri Dizon, and Richard English, 13 grandchildren, Brandon Shumaker (Maddie), Kaitlin Shumaker, Kenley, Kiley, & Trey Fields, Hadley Swift (Allen), Harris Cole, Michael Fields, Hunter Wood, Savannah Dizon, Zachary, Ryan and Abby Mahone; one great grandson, William Jennings Shumaker, brother and sister in law, Richard and Teri Fields; nephew, Matthew Fields who he thought of as a grandchild. In addition to his family, Doug is survived by a niece; several nephews; other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends at Bennett and Barden Funeral Home in Powhatan on Monday, July 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with interment in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan County Rescue Squad or Sarah Cannon Cancer Center located at Johnston Willis Hospital.
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