FIELDER, Ocia Conner, 96, an original resident of the Original Carrollwood of Tampa, passed away peacefully at Cloverdale Assisted Living on August 9, 2021.
She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, James Marcus Fielder. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Allen Conner (West Palm Beach policeman killed in the line of duty in 1937 when she was just twelve years old) and Susie Cornelia Pearce, and by her six siblings: Erbert Conner, Allie Ellington, Lewis Conner, Jr., Bea Cowart Black, Faustine Johnson, and Elbert Conner. She is survived by her three sons, James Marcus Fielder, Jr., David Allen Fielder (Sondra), and Daryl Conner Fielder and daughter Connie Fielder McCullers (Taylor), beloved family member Al Delahoz, five granddaughters: Ashley Fielder Hostetter (Travis), Kelly Fielder Toomey (Matt), Molly McCullers Neuberger (Daniel), Kimberly McCullers Dudkewic (Ryan), and Allie McCullers, two great grandsons and three great granddaughters.
Born in Pitts, Georgia (outside Cordele), she grew up in downtown West Palm Beach, within walking distance of the beach she loved, sharing home with parents, siblings and best friend Doris Puckhaber, cousin of her future husband, volunteer lifeguard, class president, valedictorian, eagle scout and extraordinary young man, "Buddy" Fielder, in Jacksonville, whom she met and fell in love with mutually at first sight while on a trip to visit her relatives in Georgia with Doris.
She became the center of her family as beloved wife and devoted mother of her four children, serving motherly roles of Cub Scout Den Mother in Gainesville, Red Cross Grey Lady in Tallahassee and at Carrollwood Elementary, delivering Meals on Wheels as volunteer over five years, and working as Business Office Manager with her son and husband at Fielder & Company, CPAs. Ocia was a role model of Our Greatest Generation, having survived and thrived during life's challenges as the wonderful lady who enjoyed life to the max, filled with integrity, responsibility, and love for others, with humor for all to share.
Burial services are to be scheduled at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Blount & Curry Funeral Home
James Marcus Fielder
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