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On August 1, 2012, Arlis W. Fields, 79, of Columbus, went to be with the Lord and sing with the angels. He was born in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, on August 26, 1932, to Evan S. Fields and Loney Dee Shirley Fields. He married L. Lucille Romines on December 31, 1949. She survives.
Arlis retired from the Golden Foundry in 1993. He was a member of Lowell General Baptist Church and was a well known Bluegrass Gospel musician. He loved music and enjoyed restoring lawn mowers and musical instruments.
He is survived by his wife and children, Judy (Ron) Turnbow, Janice (Mike) Bright, Anetia (Larry) Taylor, Tim (Beth) Fields, Shelly Fields and Pam (Kevin) Day. He also had 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Buel (Velma) and Stanley (Doris) Fields, and a step-brother J.W. McCauley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Ira Mae Fields; a brother, Dennis Fields; an infant grandson, Nathan Fields; and infant great-grandson, Hunter Fields; and a stepsister, Angeline Fields.
Calling hours will be Friday, August 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street and the funeral will be Saturday at the Lowell General Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., with calling from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. Rev. Glenn Poynter and Ronnie Hampton will be officiating. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.
Thank you to Hospice of South Central Indiana and Columbus Regional Hospital for taking care of our Husband, Daddy and Papaw.
Memorial donations in honor of Arlis can be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201, or the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington Street, Suite 1180 South, Indianapolis, IN 60601.
You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.