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Roy Fields, Sr.

September 19, 1929 August 12, 2020
Roy Fields, Sr.
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Mr. Roy Fields Sr., Age 90, passed away in the Aiken Hospital on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was the son of the late Ruby Fields Norris and Benjamin Leroy Fields.
A private service for the immediate family will be held Sunday, August 16, at 2:00 P.M. in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary in Barnwell, with interment and a limited public service at Barnwell Memory Gardens at approximately 2:30-2:45. Dr. Bart Kelley will officiate. Roy had many friends, but the family wants everyone to know that we are living in difficult times now, and we want to be sure that you and your families are shielded from this awful virus.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Georgia Foy Fields; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Mike Roberts of St. George; son and daughter-in-law Roy Jr. and Lisa Fields of Aiken; grandchildren: Stephanie Roberts (Keith Andrew) Murray of Harleyville; Silas (Kylee) Roberts of Summerville; Matthew (Ashley Marie) Fields of Prosperity, SC; Seth (Tina) Fields of Harrison, Tenn; Chelsea (Andrew) Large; Haley Michelle Griggs, and Clayton Tyler Griggs of Aiken; Great-grandchildren: Levi Michael Roberts, Alex Gregory Roberts, Natalee Nicole Fields, Rowan Gwenyth Fields; Cayden Scott Burkhart, Caleb Landon Griggs, and Everton Rose Large; Sister, Frances Fields Hudson of Irmo, and Brother, Hubert Fields of Orangeburg, and Sister-in-law, Margie Foy. He was predeceased by brothers Loui, Burnice, and Oliver; and sister, Lois Fields Snider; and great grandchild, Oliver Finn Large.
Roy attended Barnwell Schools, where he was an outstanding football and baseball player. He joined the Navy during the Korean War and served four years on the USS Chipola during the Korean Conflict . After his discharge from the military, he began his textile career with Amerotron, which later became Milliken’s Barnwell Plant. He retired from Milliken in 1991, having served 36 years in various supervisory positions. He then worked part-time as Chief Bailiff in the Barnwell County Court System until 2009.
Roy and Georgia were married 69 years. They spent their first 29 years in Elko and were very active in the Elko Baptist Church where Roy served as deacon. They moved back to Barnwell in 1980, joining the First Baptist Church (where Georgia had grown up), He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Barnwell, and served as deacon for many years. He was also a member of the Ellenton Agriculture Club, and enjoyed the Men’s Breakfast Club. Roy kept a beautiful yard, and loved sharing his daylilies with friends and neighbors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shrimping, and golfing. Roy was blessed with good health and mobility in his senior years. For a number of years, he enjoyed taking DVDs of the Sunday service to shut-ins, and carried meals on wheels. He worked hard at having a pretty yard, and was especially known for his beautiful day-lilies.
In January 2020, due to health and age issues, Georgia and Roy moved to Cumberland Village in Aiken, an Independent Retirement Community.
Roy was a wonderful husband, father, grandparent, and great-grandparent. We all will miss him so much, and will have to learn to do life without him, but so thankful that we have so many cherished memories to sustain us.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Child Development Center, 161 Allen Street, Barnwell, SC 29812, or to the charity of your choice.
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2:30 PM 8/16/2020 2:30:00 PM
Barnwell County Memory Gardens

2728 Reynolds Rd
Barnwell, SC 29812

Barnwell County Memory Gardens
2728 Reynolds Rd Barnwell 29812 SC
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