Harold Lloyd Fields, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at 1:44 p.m. at Court House Manor Assisted Living where he had been residing since November 16, 2018.
He was born September 8, 1927, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Granville Northrup and Iva Jewell Bailey Fields. He was a 1945 graduate of Portsmouth High School where he was a member of the marching band and the National Honor Society.
Mr. Fields owned a small grocery in Portsmouth before moving to Washington Court House in 1968, to work at the local Kroger store, where he worked in the dairy and produce departments until his retirement in 1992.
He had been a member of the former First Christian Church and later attended the South Side Church of Christ. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force and had been a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.
Mr. Fields loved music and singing and had been the music leader at the church he attended in Portsmouth. He was an avid rose gardener and loved to play golf.
On May 22, 1984, he married the former Mary A. Collins. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2012. He was also preceded by three children, Harold L. Fields, Jr. on July 22, 2013, Thomas Lee Fields on December 27, 1962, and Julie Ann Fields on January 14, 1965.
He is survived by a son, Gregory L. Fields; a daughter, Cynthia L. Reynolds, both of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, James Douglas Reynolds of Ypsilanti Township, MI, Matthew Gregory Reynolds, Bailey Jo Johnson and her husband, Robert, and three great grandchildren, Rylan Gregory Fields and Rori and Ruby Johnson, all of Washington Court House; a sister, Ramona Jean Banta of Ormond Beach, FL; the mother of his children, Joyce Helfrich-Huntington of Washington Court House and two nieces and a nephew.
Cremation took place. A graveside service, with complete military honors, will be held Friday, June 4, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the Washington Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Road, Unit B., Circleville, Ohio 43113.
Harold was a fine Christian gentleman. I enjoyed getting to know him as his preacher at First Christian Church.
Blessings to the family!