Brian Jay Fields of Belleville, Ill., born Jan. 24, 1962, in Des Moines, Iowa, was called by the Lord from his home on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016.
Brian was a 1980 Graduate of BTHS East, Belleville, Ill. He was an over the road truck driver for several years and was a drummer since high school, playing in various bands and was known to be one of the best and highly respected drummers in our area. He had also worked for Krupps Florist, Pizza Hut, Boston Market and the Belleville News-Democrat. Brian was a kindhearted, caring gentleman who never met a stranger and his mission in life was to make people laugh. He was best known for his contagious personality. He was a loving family man who enjoyed spending time with his family playing games, going to the children's activities and volunteering at school.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Bernard J. and Blanche M., nee Walton, Fields.
Surviving are his loving wife and soulmate, Karon L. Fields, nee Greenlee, whom he married Sept. 29, 2012; stepsons Derrick Tyra of Belleville, Ill., Bradley Tyra of Richmond, Ky., and stepdaughter, Makayla Tyra of Belleville, Ill.; sisters Breena (Tracey) Yates of Indianapolis, Ind., and Heather Busetto of Eau Claire, Wis.; father-in-law, William E. Kaiser Sr.; brothers-in-law, Dr. Mark E. (Mary Ellen) Greenlee, of Corpus Christi, Texas, William E. (Debby) Kaiser Jr. of Fairview Heights, Ill.; sister-in-law Susie Greenlee of O'Fallon, Ill.; aunts Muriel O'Maley (Don Wilson) and Joyce McGuire, both of Fredericksburg, Va.; nephews, Robert, Ryan, William, James, Blaine and Deven; nieces Janette, Jennifer Gemmalyn and Jaiden; several cousins, other extended family, numerous friends and his musician family.
Memorial donations are appreciated to the family. Memories and expressions of condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 12 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Lake View Funeral Home with David and Ruth Anderson officiating.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 9, 2016