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GERALD “JERRY’ SHEFFY FIELDS

Gerald “Jerry” Sheffy Fields, 91, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Elmyra Roberta “Bobby” Sempsrott Fields, died Tuesday afternoon, June 9, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was a son of the late Gerald Sheffy Fields and the late Hazel Virginia Wright Ubel. Mr. Fields was a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church. He was a United States Air Force veteran. Mr. Fields retired as a chemical engineer working with automotive filters at Champion Laboratories. He held many patents and assisted in designing a filter for the artificial heart. Mr. Fields loved spending time with his family, skeet shooting, playing golf, boating, skiing, and bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gerald “Jerry” Sheffy Fields III.

Surviving are his wife of almost 69 years, Elmyra Roberta “Bobby” Sempsrott Fields; one daughter, Jamie Fields-Scholten and her husband, Ray; one son, Stephen “Steve” M. Fields and his wife, Carolyn Spahr; seven grandchildren, Jessie Swafford and her husband, James, Katie Mixon and her husband, Nathan; Christina Scholten, David Fields, Emerald Fields Barker and her husband, Devon, Mary Fields, and Cody Fields; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Swafford, Julia Swafford, Ryan Mixon, Bradley Mixon, and Angelina Mixon; one sister, Pastor Jeri Fields; one brother, Sheffy Fields and his wife, Mary, and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Robert E. Belloir. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: The Michael J. Fox Foundation – Post Office Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014.

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Online Condolences

  1. Johnny Weise says:

    Bobby, I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Roger Swaney says:

    Jamie, Ray, Mrs. Fields, Family, Friends and Loved ones.. I am writing this to let you know that I send my sincere sympathy, and prayers for Healing, Comfort, Guidance, and Blessings during this sorrowful time. God Bless.

  3. Susan Barfield says:

    I pray that God will wrap His arms around you and your family so tightly that you will feel the peace that only comes from Him. Love you!!!

  4. Bill and Laverne Mixon says:

    We hope for peace and comfort for your family during this time. Words are not adequate to convey the sorrow we feel for the recent passing of Mr. Fields.

  5. Bob and Nina Thomas says:

    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort as you share warm memories of your husband, father, grandfather, friend and loved one. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us.

  6. Beverly Williams says:

    Jamie, I hope you feel comforted in the fact that you have been an exceptionally loving, giving, caring daughter that put your parents priorities over your own always! I’m so proud to know you, Jamie! My prayers are with you & your family for the comfort of The Holy Spirit. Love to you all! Beverly

  7. Diane and Brad Krygier says:

    Jamie/Ray and family,
    Praying that God wraps his loving arms around all of you during this time of loss, and brings an abundance of joyful memories to celebrate the life of your Dad, until you meet again.

  8. Karen Loughman says:

    To Steve, Carolyn and the whole family,
    So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort.
    God bless.
    Karen, Justin, and Lily

  9. Robin Sykes says:

    Carolyn, Steve and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I know
    It is hard, but your family and friends are with you. Love the
    Sykes family

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