COLUMBUS, IN – Thurman Buel Fields, 96, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born on August 2, 1925, in Edmonton, KY to Evan Samuel Fields and Loney Dee Shirley Fields. He married Velma Marie Poore on January 31, 1947.
He retired from the Golden Foundry and was an original member of Lowell General Baptist Church, where he was very active. He sang in the gospel group, “The Fields Family Singers” and was a wonderful and caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Lowell General Baptist Church with Brothers, Roger Poynter and Ronnie Hampton officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Buel will be laid to rest beside his wife, Velma at Old Union Cemetery.
Buel had a passion for music, so the family asked that memorial contributions be made to WYGS to help support the spreading of the gospel or to the Lowell General Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children, Danny D. (Jennifer) Fields, Joyce M. (Jim) Adams, Connie S. (Terry) England, Gary W. (Patty) Fields, and Larry D. (Jacqueline) Fields all of Columbus, IN; daughter-in-law, Diana Fields of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Scott Fields, Kelly Ulreich, Betsy Rhodes, Matt Fields, Natasha Dulong, Danielle Stevens, Jeremy Adams, Chasity Adams, Aleisha Hennsley, Chris England, Brandon Fields, Jeff Fields, Nathan Fields, and Thomas Fields; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley Fields of Columbus, IN and J.W. McCawley of Columbus, IN.
He was preceded in death by his father, Evan Fields; mother, Loney Fields; step-mother, Ira Mae Fields; wife, Velma Fields on June 30, 2016; son, Evan Eugene Fields; brothers, Dennis Fields and Arlis Fields; sister, Angeline Bragg.
The family appreciates everyone that is able to attend Buel’s services but is asking everyone, please wear masks at the funeral home and at the church.