Charles Fredrick Fields, Jr.

Charles Fredrick Fields, Jr., 68, of Leavenworth, passed away, Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born Jan. 4, 1948, in Leavenworth, the son of Charles F., Sr. and Theresa E. (Walker) Fields.

Charles Fredrick Fields, Jr.

He was a member of the Independent Missionary Baptist Church.

Charles, Jr. was a 1966 graduate of Leavenworth High School. He attended The College of Emporia (Emporia, Kan.) before entering into military service. Charles, Jr. entered the United States Army in 1967. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. After his release from active duty in 1970, Charles, Jr. attended Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Following college, Charles, Jr. worked for Hallmark Cards, Inc. In 1973, he began a 25-year career working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He retired in 1998.

In 1978, Charles, Jr. married his best friend, Constance Adside. Over their 38-year marriage, they enjoyed weekly bowling leagues, traveling and spending time with their daughters and grandchildren.

He was arguably the biggest Kansas State University sports fan. He could be seen around town proudly wearing his Wildcat colors. He also enjoyed working in his yard and washing his truck, “Blue Thunder”.

Charles, Jr. was an amazing husband, a great father and the greatest grandfather. Family birthdays and anniversaries always included a heartfelt card, handwritten note and phone call from Charles, Jr.

Charles, Jr. was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald W. Fields; paternal grandparents, Frank S. Fields, Sr. and Agnes N. Fields; and maternal grandparents, George and Lucille Walker.

Charles, Jr. leaves loving wife, Constance; two daughters, Nichole (Will) Williams, Ginger (Christian) Frommer; his brothers, CWO3 (USA-Retired) Steven Sr. (Jackie); Randall Sr. (Rosalind); CDR (USN-Retired) Mark (Joyce); LTC (USA-Retired) Douglas (Kathy); a beloved sister, Cynthia; a special uncle, Joe W., Jr. (Mary) Oliver; a grandson, Julian Williams; two granddaughters, Lillian and Victoria Frommer; a host of nieces and nephews and many school and career friends.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. George Outlaw will officiate the service. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society.