Joseph “Joe” Senter Fields, 67, of South Fulton passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Baptist Memphis Hospital surrounded by his family.
He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Christy; his two loving daughters, Melissa (Frank) Oakes of Hendersonville and Nicole (Joey) Berner of Troy; and three grandchildren, Lucas Berner, Kindred Oakes and Frank “Finn” Oakes IV. He is also survived by a brother, Hunter (Linda) Fields of Milan; and a sister-in-law, Martha C. Horton of Memphis; as well as several nieces, and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Gordon and Nancy Fields of Milan; and a nephew, Shawn Fields of Milan.
He was originally from Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 1970.
After completing an associate’s degree at Marion Institute in Marion, Ala., in 1972, he graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in forestry.
During Joe’s 40-plus years in the hardwood manufacturing industry, he was affiliated with several national, state and regional hardwood lumber associations. He served on the boards of many of them at various times.
He will be best remembered for his love of family, UT Vols football and the love of the great outdoors.
Funeral services took place at 2 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Bodkin Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to liver transplant research, American Diabetes Association and the American Red Cross.