In Memory of

Wayne

Fields

Obituary for Wayne Fields

Mr. Wayne Elliott Fields was born on December 2, 1947 in Marshall, Texas and passed away on January 25, 2021 in Longview, Texas. Wayne was the eldest child of Jessie and Vera Kincaid Fields.

Mr. Fields entered the United States Army and served his country honorably for nearly two decades, including in the Vietnam War. Fields served more than 9 years as a Missile-Launcher Repairer and more than 14 years as a Unit Supply Specialist. During his service, Mr. Fields earned the rank of E6.

SSG. Fields received numerous decorations, medals and badges, including the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Driver and Mechanical Badge. Other military honors include the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon and the Army Commendation Metal. SSG. Fields retired from the United State Army in 1984

While stationed in Meisau, Germany in 1977, SSG Fields met Mrs. Anita Scherer in Miesau, Germany. In 1982, SSG Fields and Mrs. Scherer married.

Mr. Fields had a love for gardening and farming. One of his favorite items to grow was purple hull peas, which he shared generously with others.

Mr. Fields and his wife had three children -- Jesse Charles Fields, James Ellis Fields and Sarah (Tommie) Kay Thomas.

Mr. Fields also has a daughter, Neshia Fields-Olson, from a previous marriage.

Mr. Fields has more than a dozen grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

SSG. Fields is preceded in death by his father, his mother, his wife, and two brothers, Glenn and Michael Fields.

Mr. Fields is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one brother, five sisters, other relatives and friend.