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Kent Fields '77 February 7, 2017 12:54 PM updated: February 7, 2017 12:57 PM

Schaetter Funeral Home-Fredericksburg obituary
301 E. San Antonio Street
PO Box 489
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: (830) 997-2151
Fax: (830) 997-2153
Toll Free: 800-880-2152

Kent Thomas Fields
( July 03, 1937 - February 04, 2017 )

Kent T. Fields embarked on an eventful life on July 3, 1937 in the Scurry County jail (living quarters due to his grandfather being the local sheriff). After graduating from Snyder High School in 1955, he earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of North Texas and an M.P.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas. Following a career as a Certified Public Accountant, he earned a Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1977. He was on the faculty at Louisiana State University, and was the Charles McKenzie Taylor, Jr. Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Faculty Senate (1995) at Auburn University. Dr. Fields, a true Renaissance man, also loved literature, writing poetry, wood working, stained glass art creation, bird watching, scuba diving, participating in musical theater, and spear fishing among many other interests and talents.
After a valiant four-year battle with multiple myeloma, Dr. Fields passed away on February 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Evelyn Fields, and brother, Rodger Fields. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Nancy Morris Fields, a son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Laura Fields, and a daughter and son-in-law, Paige Fields and Michael Wilkins. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Meredith Fields, Reagan Wilkins, Audra Fields, Hunter Wilkins, Hadley Wilkins, and Hollis Wilkins; life-long friend: Ron Gillet; siblings: Robert Fields and Betty Fields; in-laws: Debbie Morris and Jamie Lackey; nieces and nephews: Clea Schiffmacher, Brian Fields, Heather Cochran, Catherine Fields, Andrew Fields, Dundee Lackey, Tyler Lackey, and Casey Morris; numerous cousins, incredible friends all over the country, and a devoted Corgi named Fiona. Our family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Mark DeLeon and his nurses and staff for the kindness and excellent care of our husband and father.
Although there will be no funeral service, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.


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