It’s with a heavy heart that I sit and try to write this tribute to my grandfather, Edward Fields. Edward Fields
was born on July 1, 1917 in Knott County to Riley Fields and Allie Jent Fields. He left home when he was 23
and married Rachel Sizemore. To this marriage was born two sons, Otis Fields and Bruce Fields.
Edward was a coal miner and worked hard to provide for his family. He loved his family and friends and
would do anything to help them in their time of need.
He was preceded in death by one son, Otis Fields; one grandson, John Fields; six brothers, Frank,
Woodrow, Nando, Kay, Tom and Cullen; and one sister, Polly. His passing leaves to mourn, his wife of 61
years, Rachel; one son, Bruce; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Fields; three brothers, Vadis, Joe and Raymond; six
sisters, Jewel, Marie, Goldie, Molly, Dolly and Netha; ten grandchildren, Otis Fields Jr. and wife, Penny, Rachel
Sue Parks and husband, Joey, Tammy Cornett and husband, Wayne, Bruce Fields and wife, Heather, Michael
Fields and wife, Stephanie, Jason Fields and wife, Angie, Rachel Healaine Fields, Berlin Edward Fields, Angie
Waugh and husband, Heath, and Cassandra Fields, fifteen great grandchildren and one special little buddy, Alex
Grandpa will be greatly missed but we know he’s in Heaven.
Written by his granddaughter, Rachel H. Fields