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Edwin Douglas Fields, Sr.

December 7, 1946 — July 1, 2021

Edwin Douglas Fields Sr. (Doug/Papa), 74 of Powhatan, loving husband, father, and papa passed peacefully on July 1, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on December 7, 1946 in Richmond to the late Harold Willard Fields Sr. and Zanie Trent Fields. In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard & Ruby Fields, and Robert & Katie Trent, a brother, Harold Willard "Buddy" Fields. Doug served in the United States Army and reserves for a total of six years. He then went to work as a fixer at Phillip Morris and retired after 30 years 5 months of service in August of 1998. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, attended auctions, collected old signs, gas pumps, arrowheads, but what brought him more joy than anything was spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandson "Papa's Boy". He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rebecca Marion Fields; daughter, Becky Fields Shumaker (Mike Mahone); sons, Edwin Douglas Fields Jr. (Eddie), and Timothy Michael Fields; Step Children, Danny Dandridge (Lisa), Teri Dizon, and Richard English; thirteen grandchildren, Brandon Shumaker (Maddie), Kaitlin Shumaker, Kenley, Kiley, & Trey Fields, Hadley Swift (Allen), Harris Cole, Michael Fields, Hunter Wood, Savannah Dizon, Zachary, Ryan & Abby Mahone; One great grandson, William Jennings Shumaker; brother & sister in law Richard & Teri Fields; nephew Matthew Fields who he thought of as a grandchild. In addition to his family, Doug is survived by a niece, and several nephews, other family members and friends. The family will receive friends at The Bennett & Barden Funeral Home 3215 Anderson Hwy Powhatan Monday, July 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. also where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.. Interment, Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan County Rescue Squad or Sarah Cannon Cancer Center located at Johnston Willis Hospital. Condolences may be made at bennettbardenfh.com.
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Monday, July 5, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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