Dale T. Fields, 81, Bucklin, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at American Legion Green Hills Post #57, Bucklin. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Legion Post with the family receiving friends until service time.
Memorials to American Legion Green Hills Post #57 may be left at or mailed to Rhodes Funeral Home, 216 Linn St., Brookfield, Mo. 64628. Online condolences may be left at www.rhodesfh.com.
Dale Thurman was born November 20, 1932, in New Cambria, son of James Ordell and Alice Byrl Meldrum Fields. On January 31, 1993, he was married to Bernice I. Fields in Brookfield.
He was a member of the American Legion Green Hills Post #57.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice of the home; his children, Diana Fields Bailey, Trenton, David W. Fields, and Daniel T. and wife, Vivian, all of Bucklin, Donna T. Fields, Independence; a sister, Gracie Swafford, Independence; grandchildren, Robert “Boomer” Bailey, Richard Bailey, Mari Beth Holt, Angela Altes and Chris, David W. Fields, II and Macayla, Daniel R. Fields, Erik R. Fields and Darcy, Michael Flinn and Tommy Edmonds; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Nikki, Maddi, Drew, Nate, Lauren, Bailey, Donovan, Fischer, Katie, Emily, Addilyn, Skylynn, Haven, Arielle, Lathen, Caleb, Ramsey, Lexi Sage, Jerzi and Rowdy, Sara and Krystal Edmonds; great-great grandson, Liam; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Adra Luvella Sportsman; one brother, Dolan Eugene Fields.