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Leicester - Forester Fields, 70, of 1078 Clark Branch Rd., died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Wise Co., VA, and raised in Redfox, KY, he was a son of the late Clarence and Lucy Campbell Fields.
Mr. Fields owned FieldCo Machining Inc., of Mills River. He was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling. He was a member of the Silver Bullet Hunting Club, and Newfound Baptist Church.
Mr. Fields is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kay Crum Fields; daughter Tammy Swayngim and husband Keith, of Etowah; sons Steve Fields and wife Joyce of Leicester, and Michael Fields and wife Beth of Fairview; grandchildren Dylan, Casey, and Anna Fields, and Jessica, Abbi, Bailey, and Dalton Swayngim; great-granddaughter Airabella Fields; sisters Louise Williams of Arden, and Joy Worley of Candler; brothers J.W. Fields and wife Barbara of Louisville, KY, and Eddie Fields and wife Gaynell of Schulter, OK; and his Jack Russell, Dozer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Maynard officiating. Interment will follow at the Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Forester was a friend to everyone he met; he was known for serving everyone and was a true family man. He was much loved by his wife, kids, and grandkids; they were his life.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2013