|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1907|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2011|
Alfred Lee Fields was born November 28, 1907 near Crescent, OK (just after statehood) to Joseph and Carrie (Wehr) Fields. Early Wednesday morning October 19, 2011 (at Norman Veteran's Center), the angel that visited Alfred a couple of weeks ago returned to get him, just as he had promised.
Alfred is survived by his brother Dave Fields of Wichita, KS and sister May Reith of Woodward, OK; his children, son Allen and wife Ruth of Levelland, TX, daughter Ada Maloney of Oklahoma City, OK, son Marvin and wife Eloise of Midwest City, OK, daughter Mary Scherling and husband Clarence of Yukon, OK; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife Inis, parent's, brother's Charlie, Elmer and Edward, sister Nellie, son-in-law Carl Maloney, daughter-in-law Jean Fields, grandson Mark Fields, and great-granddaughter Bethany Hill.
Alfred and his parents traveled by wagon from Crescent to Ellis County and settled around Gage where he spent most of his life. He married Inis Mowery, July 23, 1931 and they welcomed four children into their home, Allen, Ada, Marvin and Mary.
During World War II, Alfred was drafted into the Army at the age of 37 (even though he was married with four children). He served with the 106th Infantry Division in the European theater. He became very sick aboard ship and was hospitalized in France and his unit went on without him and he was to follow. He never caught up with them and missed the Battle of the Bulge (he was the only survivor the rest died or were taken captive). Alfred never forgot them.
When Alfred returned stateside he spent the next years mostly in Ellis county farming or as owner/operator of a service station/ice plant, he also worked for the City of Gage as water superintendent and then as City Councilman.
After Inis' death in 1986, he moved to Meeker to be near his son and work as "foreman" on the farm/ranch. Many times he boasted that "he received a pay increase every year, but zero times zero was still zero."
Alfred was a master sportsman – trapping, hunting and fishing; bagging his last deer at age 94; he enjoyed creating fishing lures for family and friends and grew the biggest sunflowers ever.
Alfred was a devoted Christian and member of the Meeker Assembly of God Church and held a minister's license with that denomination. When needed, he served as interim pastor for several churches in northwest Oklahoma and Texas areas.
Alfred never met a stranger and was a quiet, kind and gentle man. Most of all he was a man of integrity, his honesty was above reproach (if an item cost $2.98 you didn't round it up to $3.00 – that was dishonest). He was the kind of man that his grandsons' say "I want to be like him."
Joseph Leander Fields (1886 - 1975)
Carrie May Wehr Fields (1887 - 1960)
Inis L. Fields (1903 - 1986)*
Ada L. Fields Maloney (1934 - 2015)*
Alfred Lee Fields (1907 - 2011)
Charles E. Fields (1909 - 1979)*
Nellie Rebecca Fields Pletcher (1910 - 1974)*
Elmer Eli Fields (1914 - 2000)*
Edward R. Fields (1916 - 1996)*
Gage Memorial Cemetery
Created by: JLC
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78768107
Added: Oct. 21, 2011
Added: Oct. 20, 2011