James Paul Fields

On Tuesday, Our Heavenly Father took a walk through Heaven, seeing things were in disarray and decided that there was work that needed to be done. He gathered his Angels around and asked if there was anyone special that they could find to help. They needed someone who was a hard worker, someone who knew how to complete any task at hand and someone who would do the work without complaint. They knew right away who they could call; James was the man for the job. He leaves a wonderful legacy of being hardworking, honest, trust worthy and loved by everyone who knew him.

James Paul Fields passed quietly at home to help his heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

James was born on December 4, 1960. He leaves behind Karen, a loving wife and best friend of 38 years. They spent their time together building a loving family. He leaves behind two sons; James Brent Fields and his wife Carol, and Joshua Aaron Fields. As their family grew up, they spent their time traveling, going on adventures and building memories.

James was also well known as PAPAW by some of the most important people in his life: Brent and Carol’s children; Colby, Chase, Maddox and Lillian Fields and Joshua’s Daughter, Raelynn Holmes. James loved spending time with his grandchildren and has left them with many cherished memories.

James was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Florene Fields and a brother Timothy Fields. He is survived by brothers Clyde Fields of Tennessee and Raymond Fields of Pennsylvania. He is also survived by a sister Shelia McClanahan of Virginia along with his extended family Robert “Bull” and Betty Bevins, in-laws, Wade “WJ” Taylor (Martha), Pamela Clifton (Donnie), Bram Bevins (Karen) and numerous nieces and nephews.

James lived life to the fullest, loving and caring for those around him. He leaves behind a “void” for many family and friends who loved him.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:00 to 5:00 At Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main, Front Royal.

Donations can be made to the following:



  3 comments for “James Paul Fields

  1. Wanda Donoso
    June 28, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    James will be sorely missed by all that he touched. He was a great man and the world will be less kind and gentler without him. I keep remembering all the fun times we had when we went to Vegas together with Karen and my husband Pedro. James was a man who enjoyed life to the fullest. Words can’t express how much he will be missed by family and friends. Karen and James had a love for the ages and will leave a deep void that can’t be filled. We will think of the good times and smile. Heaven will be a better place with this man of many talents there. Love to my niece Karen and know we will see him again.

  2. Michael Sawyers
    June 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Brent, Carol and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for you in this difficult time. Your friends,

    The Sawyers Family: Mike, Myra and George

  3. Beth Cayer
    July 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Karen and family, we were out of the country until last night and just saw of James’ sudden passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Karen, please feel free to call or email me if there is anything I can do to help you through this tragedy.

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