Jack Harmon Fields 1930-2023


Jack Harmon Fields, born Aug 19, 1930 in Omaha, Neb. passed away March 24, 2023. He was the son of the late Eugene Wallace Fields, retired chief of Omaha Fire Dept, and Violet Mae Harmon Fields.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Fields Rothery, and nephew, Douglas Rothery.

He and his wife celebrated 45 years of marriage in January. After he retired in August 1987, he and his wife traveled in their RV. They visited every state they wanted to and spent the summers in Casper, Wyo.

He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Kathy Arnold Fields; daughter, Susan Marie Fields Figgins and husband Jeff of Omaha; stepsons, Todd A. Barham and wife Leslie from Timpson and Michael D. Barham and wife Elizabeth of Bluffton, Ohio; niece, Pamala Rothery of Rio Rancho, N.M.; grandchildren, Jenifer Figgins Gatto and husband Taylor, Adam Figgins and future bride Ally, Kaitlyn Figgins, Emily Figgins, all of Omaha, and Connor J. Barham of the Woodlands; and special friends he felt were his adopted children, Chad and Chasity Bennett of Mineola.

Jack graduated from North High School in 1948 and immediately joined the Army. After serving one year he started his career with Northwestern Bell in Omaha. He was called to serve in the Korean War in September 1950 and returned home in February 1952. His job with NW Bell was secure during his time in Korea, and he worked with NW Bell, Southwestern Bell then AT&T. He retired from Dallas as special services manager in August 1987. During Jack’s lifetime he was involved with Boy Scouts of America. From Omaha, he took two contingents to Philmont Scout Ranch. He was scout master of Troop 325 in Omaha.

He was honored to receive Wagon Wheel District Award of Merit and Mid America Council Silver Beaver Award. He was honored to pin the Eagle pin on Robert Daniel Early of White Oak. He held this honor close to him as he had watched Robert grow and mature into an Eagle Scout. Jack was a proud member of the East Texas Korean War Veterans Association, Lee Roy Baty Chapter 286, in Tyler.