Harry Cleveland Fields Jr. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at age 85.
Harry Jr. was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Canadian, Texas, to Harry and Stella Fields.
On Dec. 10, 1946, in Shamrock, Texas, Junior married Margie Esslinger, his best friend and love of his life. They have been married nearly 66 years.
Junior grew up farming and riding bulls which he enjoyed. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served in Hawaii. Later, Junior and Margie moved to Roswell where he worked in the glass business. Junior then opened his own business, Deluxe Trim, where he worked on automotive upholstery for 50-plus years. He enjoyed working alongside his sons. Junior was a very talented and hard-working man. He did not retire until a year ago when he was forced to due to the passing of his youngest son who worked with him.
Junior enjoyed sitting outside alongside Margie in the yard watching the traffic go by. He had enjoyed talking on the CB radio for many years. He also liked watching rodeo and wrestling on TV and camping and fishing. He often shared stories of his farming and bull riding days.
Junior was a very generous, loving, and caring man who touched many lives and will be missed by many.
Harry Jr. had been a member and master of Roswell Masonic Lodge #18 and member of Felix Lodge of Hagerman.
Harry Jr. is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Stella Fields; his siblings Juanita and Morris Fields; and a son Roy Cleveland Fields. Junior is survived by his wife Margie, of Roswell, a son Phil Fields, of Roswell, granddaughters: Sutra Sanders and her husband Dirk, of Roswell, Lyla Haffner and her husband Jarret, of Charleston, S.C.; two great-grandchildren: Ashley Sanders, of Roswell, and Jerome Haffner, of Charleston, S.C.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
No Services are scheduled at this time. Friends may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Lagrone Funeral Chapel.