Charles William Fields, “Chuck,” “CW,” “Road Dog,” was born in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas, on July 25, 1925, and passed away Aug. 18, 2021, from cancer at his home in Stockton. His daughters by his side, as per his request,
Chuck served during World War II in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bowditch, as a machinist from October 1, 1942, to October 1, 1943. He received two Asiatic Pacific Stars in a Victory Medal. He was stationed in Okinawa and was present at Bimini Island for the testing of the atomic bomb. Chuck was a lifetime member of the VFW and a long-time member of the American Legion.
He left behind his sons. Charles “Ray” Jason and his wife, Tatianna, of California; and his son, Mark and wife, Bobbie of Stockton; his daughter Rhonda and her husband, Del; daughter Shelly and her husband Rob and his grandchildren; Corey and his wife, Nicci of Oklahoma, Mary Jo of Joplin, and Jude of Preston, his great-grandchildren, Dax, Molli, Melody, Alexzander, Rosemary, Daisy, Raven, Daniel, Sadie and Luna, and a sister, Sue Godfrey of California. Also, several nieces and nephews.
Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Stewart Medford Fields; his mother, Virtie Lee Skaggs; sisters Helen, Mickey, Rose and Opal; and a brother, Howard.
Chuck was indeed a member of the greatest generation, cherished by many, and will be forever missed.
A viewing will be held at the Bland-Brumback Funeral Home 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Services will be held in Stockton Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27.