Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, of Dawsonville, died Sept.19, 2017.
Born October 28, 1936 in Swainsboro to the late B.J. and Ruby Fields, he had been a resident of Dawson County since 2002 coming from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Jim served his country for a number of years in the Army National Guard. He retired from Florida Power and Light after over 35 years of service and was also involved in the Boy Scouts while in Florida. A member of Bethel United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the Dawsonville Lions Club, volunteer at the Dawson County Senior Center and enjoyed working with stained glass and attending craft shows.
His wife, Remelle W. Fields, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Michael Shawn and Debbie Fields, Dawsonville; Lisa Michelle Mortenson; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Virginia “Ginger” Purcell, Swainsboro; brother and sister in law, Kenneth “Pepper” and Barbara Fields, Swainsboro; a number of nieces, nephews; various other relatives also survive.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 and from 11 a.m. until the service hour Sept. 22.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Sanders officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawsonville Lions Club, PO Box 408, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.
Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.