MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest at Doctors Hospital on July 27, 2012, Mr. Wayne Thomas Fields, husband of Mrs. Pamela R. Fields of Martinez. Wayne was born in Wadley, Ga. to the late James and Sadie Fields. He was an avid race car fan; he retired as a flagman at Gordon Park Speedway. He was a Big fan of Bill Elliott and had the opportunity of meeting him. He enjoyed going to the C & H auction and Powell Auto. He was retired from BFI Waste Management as a mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, receiving several medals. He was called BIG DADDY and was loved by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Ronald, David, Bobby, Roy, and his sister Joyce. Survivors: wife of 44 years, Pam R. Fields, Martinez; 2 daughters, Kellie Wilkerson and husband Jerry, Warrenton, and Amanda Fields, Martinez; 5 grandchildren, Kaley and Hunter Fields, Allie Grace, Austin and Thomas Wilkerson; 2 brothers, James Fields, Gloverville and Joe Fields, Saluda; his longtime friends Marilyn Horne Kitchens, Ronnie Jones, Marion Aiken, and his adopted daughters, Paige Marianne Aiken and Brianna Taylor; grandparents Dutch & Katherine Russell. Funeral service will be held at the Thomas L. King Chapel on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glenn Claxton officiating. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the funeral home between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Pallbearers: Todd Wrenn, Tony Fields, Robert Fields, Brian Stewart, Michael Thorne, John Franklin, David Swallow, Pete Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be drivers from the Gordon Park Speedway. Thomas L. King Funeral Home (Big Daddy)
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on July 29, 2012