Johnny Paul Fields, 65, Wabash, died at 8:56 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born May 17, 1954, in Williamson, W.V., to James and Mamie (Mattox) Fields.
He married Diana McCarty at the South Side Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash on July 1, 1978. He worked at Container in Wabash for 24 years until 2003. He had a lifelong passion for music and entertained thousands of people in his lifetime. He was arguably the best bass player around and loved jamming with the boys from Elijah Blue. He also loved the outdoors and spent many days fishing in tournaments and hunting the ever eluding morel. He was a practical joker with a contagious smile, and loved to try and embarrass his family as much as possible. He will be forever missed by those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife: Diana Fields, Wabash; three daughters: Acacia (James) Watson, Wabash; Amanda (Josh) Napier, Akron; and Sarah (Dave) Matthews, Marion; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers and sister: James (Mary) Fields, Sr. and Judy (Rex) Kerr, both of Roann; and Billy (Peggy) Fields, Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and his grandson: Isaac Paul Grumpp.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor J.P. Freeman and Pastor Billy Fields officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Humble Beginnings.