Virgil Fields

Virgil T "Junior" Fields

1928 - 2022

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Virgil T. Fields, Jr., age 94, of Pikeville, TN died Monday, October 31, 2022, at his home. Junior attended auto mechanic school through the Ford Motor Company in Atlanta, GA. For the majority of his life, he worked as an auto mechanic in Pikeville, alongside his brother, Everett; first at Brown & Wilson Motor Company and then Ridley Ford before the brothers bought the business, renaming it Pikeville Motor Company. They worked there until their retirement. After retirement, Junior worked part-time as a mechanic at the Bledsoe Farmers Co-op. He was a champion amateur golfer with many course records, tournament wins, and hole-in-ones to his credit. He attended Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Wilva Fields; wife of 70 years, Virginia L. Fields; brothers, Everett, Billie and Donald Fields; and sisters, Geneva Tracy, Betty Edmons and Bonnie Panter. He is survived by his children, Patsy (Bill) Ellis of Pikeville and Trudy (David) Shell of Boone, NC; grandchildren, Hope (Neal) Ashburn of Whitwell, Justin Ellis (April Sasport) of Knoxville, and Alex Shell of Winston-Salem, NC; great-grandchildren, Maddie Ashburn and Jaxson Ellis, both of Knoxville; brothers, Bobby (Dolly) Fields, Ray Fields, John L. Fields and Jackie (Joyce) Fields, all of Pikeville; and sisters, Faye Walker of Pikeville and Flora M. (Charles) Farmer of Knoxville. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Doyle Ashburn and Bro. Ronnie Colvard officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville, TN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CDT. The family would like to thank Hearth Hospice of Cleveland, TN along with the dedicated team of caregivers that provided Junior with round-the-clock care until his passing.
Thursday
3
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Visitation atFuneral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Putnam-Reed Funeral Home
P.O. Box 750
Pikeville, Tennessee, United States
Friday
4
November

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Friday, November 4, 2022
Putnam-Reed Funeral Home
P.O. Box 750
Pikeville, Tennessee, United States
Friday
4
November

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Friday, November 4, 2022
Brushy Cemetery
Old State Hwy. 28
Pikeville, Tennessee, United States
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