Danville-- William A. "Bill" Fields, age 94 passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was born in Larue Co. KY on November 5, 1918 to the late James S. and Ruth Pottinger Fields.
Mr. Fields as a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army as a mechanic. For most of his life he was employed as an electrical engineer having worked for Tennessee Gas Co., National Register and Patrick Air Force Base. Most notably, he retired as the Chief Electrical Engineer at the Kennedy Space Center having worked on the Mercury, Apollo, Gemini and the Space Shuttle programs.
Mr. Fields was a member and an Elder of the Presbyterian faith, and he loved to work with his hands. He enjoyed making jewelry, working with gem stones, and carpentry. He along with his uncles designed and built his home in Campbellsville from the ground up with no formal training.
Survivors include his son Neil (Linda) Fields of Danville, KY; one grandson, Scot (Raven) Fields of Parksville; and one great grandson, Aries Fields, and numerous other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Faye Morris Fields who passed away ten years to the day before Mr. Fields. He is also preceded by one brother James S. "Jim" Fields Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with The Rev. Jill Hudson officiating. Visitation will be held from 7:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday evening at the funeral home.
Per the family's request, donations may be made to the Heritage Hospice or the Disable American Veterans Group.
Friday, February 8th, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home
Saturday, February 9th, 2013 11:00am, Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home
Danville Memorial Gardens