He was born Jan.15, 1922, in Clarksburg, a son of the late David Fields, Sr., and Laura M. (McKnight) Fields.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1942-1945 and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He worked as a pipefitter and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 521.
Dave entered the ministry in 1958, was a graduate of Berean Bible College and was ordained in 1962. He served as pastor of the New Haven First Church of God from 1960 until he retired in 1992. During his ministry he helped in the building of the present church which was dedicated on May 27, 1962.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Franklin, Gerald, William and Ray Fields; and a very special friend, Dennie Staats.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Orpha L. (Weaver) Fields; daughter, Angie Vance and her husband, Carl; grandson, Alexander David Vance, the joy of his PaPa’s life; brothers, Glenn (Betty) Fields of Mason, Wetzel “Doc” (Bonnie) Fields of New Haven, Melvin (Evelyn) Fields and Freddie (Coleen) Fields of Hartford; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Smitty Jarrell.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the New Haven First Church of God with Rev. Glen Lambert, Rev. Wayne Burch and Pastor James McCormick officiating. Mr. Fields will lie in state one hour prior to the church service. Burial will be at Graham Cemetery with a graveside service performed by the VFW Post 9926 and the American Legion Post 140. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec.8, from 6-8 p.m. at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Church of God, Box 500, New Haven, WV 25265. Condolences may be expressed to the Fields family by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.