Arlon Duane Fields, 75, of Orange, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 16, at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at First United Methodist Church in Orange, with the Rev. John Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, in the Praise Center at the church.
Born in Portales, NM, on May 9, 1940, he was the son of Wallace Fields and Bernice Kimbell Fields. Arlon moved to Orange, with his family at a young age and graduated from Stark High School in 1958. He was a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie class of 1963, where he was proud member of the Corps of Cadets. After college he served honorably as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Arlon spent his professional career at Dupont, SRW where he retired as an area superintendent after 35 years.
After retirement, Arlon enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with his family and serving his community. As a long-standing member of the First United Methodist Church he served on many different committees. He also participated in local organizations including Habitat for Humanity and United Way. As a tutor for the Adult Literacy program, Arlon helped many adults to earn their GED.
He was loved by many friends and will be missed.
Arlon was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Lynn Smithson Skidmore Fields and his children, Duane Fields, Travis Fields, Stacey Brister and husband, Larry, Greg Skidmore and wife, Amy and Donnie Skidmore. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Jake Fields, Gage Fields, Jessica Skidmore, Caitlin Vidalier, Devon Skidmore and Christian Skidmore; two great grandchildren; siblings, Dona Gaye Fertitta and husband, Buddy, Ken Fields and wife, Susan, Don Fields and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank their close friend and caregiver, Molly Stringer for her love, care and compassion during this time along with Texas Home Health Hospice.