James D. Fields

June 18, 1935June 4, 2018

James D. Fields, 82, of Bartonville, Illinois, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Center in Pekin, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. He has entered into the glory and met his Lord and Savior and is now pain free. Hallelujah! He was born on June 18, 1935 in Decatur, Illinois to James Luther and Mary (Nelson) Fields. He married Evelyn “Jean” Frericks on November 30, 1962 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on April 21, 2018 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Butler. He is survived by four children, Tanya (Matt) Nisius and Kim Sornson both of Washington, Illinois and Terri (Brett) Meyer and Mike (Dawn Ward) Fields both of Bartonville, Illinois; ten grandchildren and many great grandchildren. James was a truck driver for 37 years working out of Teamsters #627 retiring in 1990. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He loved camping and was a C.B. radio enthusiast. He was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church in Peoria. Funeral services will be at 10 am Friday, June 8, 2018 at Living Hope Church in Bartonville. Pastor Art Georges will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm until 7pm at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Youth for Christ Middle School Camp Scholarship Program. You may create an online condolence at


  • James Luther Fields, Father
  • Mary (Nelson) Fields, Mother
  • Evelyn "Jean" Frericks, Wife
  • Betty Butler, Sister
  • Tanya (Matt) Nisius, Daughter
  • Kim Sornson, Daughter
  • Terri (Brett) Meyer, Daughter
  • Mike (Dawn Ward) Fields, Son
  • ~ ten, Grandchildren
  • ~ many, Great-Grandchildren

  • The Youth for Christ Middle School Camp Scholarship Program


  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018

James D. Fields

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