Obituary of Raymond Douglas Fields
Fields, R. Douglas, “Doug”, 83, Sun City Center, FL went to his heavenly home Friday, January 10, 2020 from South Bay Hospital with his wife and son at his bedside. Doug was born March 2, 1936 in Richlands, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Franklin Fields and Lottie Altizer Fields, and a niece, Susan Fields Hamm.
Doug is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shelba Minks Fields; Son, Randal “Randy” Douglas Fields of St. Petersburg, Florida, two brothers; Richard Daniel (Linda) Fields, McSherrystown, Pennsylvania and Donald Steven (Patsy) Fields, Hanover, Pennsylvania. Two nephews, Michael (Kimberly) Fields and Mark (Kristi) Fields, Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Doug loved all sports especially when Randy was playing or he could go to an event or game with him. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, target shooting and car racing.
Doug and Shelba moved to Sun City Center in 1998 and was active in volunteering and enjoying their home on South Lake. He worked with the Security Patrol for Sun City Center and working with South Lake Association members. With South Lake Association, he was Lake Chief for approximately twenty years, which he enjoyed tremendously. He knew every resident and always willing to talk, visit and help out when needed.
Early in life, Doug worked with his father in the family business (Fields Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Service), managed the Hanover Shoes/C.J. Clark Shoes Manufacturing in Hanover, Pennsylvania and opened up and managed a Shoe Manufacturing Factory in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Doug was a life member of the BPOE Elks Lodge in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Wimauma Church of God.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at the Wimauma Church of God, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM and at the Community Association “Sandpiper Room” 2:00 – 5:00 PM.
In Lieu of flowers, you may give a donation to SCC Emergency Squad or Wimauma Church of God.
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