J.T. Fields

John Tom “J.T.” Fields, 87, (Sarah's Redneck), of Carthage, went to his eternal home Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Cool Springs United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state beginning at 2 p.m.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Tom Tyson Fields and Loma Mae Matthews Fields. He was a lineman/electrician all his life. He retired from Becker Electric Company, Alexandria, Va., in October 1992 to return home to be closer to his family and to re-establish his boyhood connections with Cool Springs United Methodist Church. He was an avid fan of the music of Hank Williams Sr. He loved socializing with people he grew up with in the community and enjoyed spending time tinkering with his own tractors, lawnmowers and cars. He loved his Lord, his family and his church family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Tom “Skippy" Fields Jr.; ex-wife, Callie Lee Welch Coggins; a niece, Vickie Lee Edwards; a son-in-law, Michael Wayne Dupree; and a brother, Burgwyn Tyson “B.T.” Fields.

Survivors include Sarah Jane Weatherwax Fields, his wife of 37 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Jesse Wayne and Patricia Ann Mashburn, of Carthage, Barbara Jean Dupree, of West End, Linda Gail Pegg, of Carthage, Jay and Jeannie Mae Jeffries, of Sanford, and Marc and Debbie Lee Hayner, of Beckley, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Phillips Fields, of Carthage; a nephew, Tony Tyson Fields, of Carthage; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home and at other times at the home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cool Springs United Methodist Church, c/o Harold Matthews, 599 Michael Road, Whispering Pines, NC  28327-8905; FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Hospice House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to the charity of your choice.

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Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Fields family.