Thomas B. Fields Jr., age 66 of Batesville, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Cincinnati V.A. Medical Center. Born March 11, 1950 in Greensburg, he is the son of Vonnie (Nee: Venter) and Bernie Fields. He served in the Marine Corp during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. During his tour he earned the Vietnam Service Medal with one star for meritorious service, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for valor, the Navy Commendation for Heroism and one Purple Heart. He retired from Cincinnati Incorporated where he was a machinist and was a member of the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.
Although Tom didn’t have a lot of hobbies, he was passionate about those he had. He was an avid hunter who especially liked hunting pheasants and quail. When not hunting he enjoyed skeet shooting. He was an equally avid reader. He tended to pick up books about history and would immerse himself in them, often finishing them in a few days. He occasionally would go fishing and like his siblings, he was an artistically gifted sketcher.
Tom is survived by his sons Aaron of Greensburg, Brian of Wilmington, North Carolina; parents Vonnie and Bernie of Batesville; sister Kathleen Fields of New York City and brother Greg of Greenwood, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his brother Kent.
Visitation is Saturday, June 25th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Services follow at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. The family requests memorials to the Batesville V.F.W.