Michael Joe Fields
Michael Joe Fields, 77, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020.
He was born at home on November 7, 1942.
He was preceded in death by his parents Grace Blackburn Fields Armstrong and Homer Fields, his stepfather Willis Armstrong, and brother-in-law, Bill Chaney.
Michael is survived by his wife Margaret Fields; sisters Billie (Frank)Nelson, Ruth Chaney, and Janet (Donnie) Ingles; step-children, Dr. Michael (Dorothy) Godschalk of Richmond, Va., Maggie (Pat) Nunan of Bluffton, S.C., Susan (Bob) Cremeans of Ashland, Ky., Herbert "Herb" (Sue) Godschalk, lll of Staunton, Va., Catherine (Clarence) Spurlock of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Patricia "Trish" (Ed) Hickey of Lexington, Ky., John Godschalk of Huntington, W.Va., Teresa Godschalk of Waxhaw, N.C.; thirteen grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
Michael graduated from Boyd County High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving as a tank operator in Germany. He also served his country in the Army Reserves and the National Guard. Michael retired after 30 years of employment with Special Metals Burnaugh Division.
He was a great family man and loving husband. He enjoyed reading and jogging, and was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan. Michael will be remembered for his love, kindness and patience. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike. The family is grateful for the care Michael received from the staff of the Community Hospice Care Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael's memory to the Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland.
Funeral services will be held Noon Friday, February 21, 2020, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel with Deacon Bob Maher officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, N.E. where military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and American Legion Kenova Post 93.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
To share a remembrance of Michael or to express a condolence to his family, please visit steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 18, 2020


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