Robert W. Fields, age 67, of Knoxville, Illinois died at 4:07 P.M. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home in Knoxville, Illinois. Robert was born on January 30, 1953 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of J. Marshall and Helen Louise (Hanson) Fields. He attended and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1972. Surviving are two sisters: Mary Ann (and Marvin) Blair of Pueblo, Colorado and Marsha (and David) Bailey of rural Gilson, Illinois; one brother, John M. (and Lynn) Fields of Galesburg, Illinois: Five nieces and many great nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. He began working for Swanson Seed Farm, then he worked as a farm hand for the Bailey Farms, rural Gilson, Illinois; Phil and Jeff Johnson farm in rural Gilson, Illinois; he retired from Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois in the custodial department. After his retirement he worked the summers as grounds keeper for the city of Knoxville, Knoxville, Illinois. He attended Community Bible Church and was a member of the parking crew. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory, family may not be present. Due to COVID-19 restrictions face masks and social distancing required. Private graveside services will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Westfall Cemetery, Rural Victoria, Illinois. Rev. Jordan Knight Officiating. Memorials contributions may be made to Community Bible Church – Parking Crew. On-line condolences or expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com
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