Robert Dean Fields

Published 12:38 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Robert Dean Fields, 49, Roan Mountain, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was born October 30, 1974 in Banner Elk, N.C.

Robert was a graduate of Cloudland High School. He was a Pipefitter of the Local Union 538 and a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. One thing Dean loved to do was watch his girls play softball as the pitching and catching “Fields” girls. He was their number one supporter throughout the years.

Dean loved his family as well as Notre Dame football. As a pipefitter, he enjoyed the company of many friends he made throughout the years. He was the best dad a girl could have. His laughter and smile will always be remembered. 

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Survivors include his daughters, Kaylen and Karah Fields; his parents, Eddie Dean and Karen Vance Fields; his aunts, Sandy Vance, Donna Banner and Pam Vance; and three uncles, Fred, Rick and Cecil Fields. He was loved by many cousins, relatives and friends. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, in the Fields Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Gerald Holly officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be Dustin Potter, Bobby Clouser, Sam White, Harold Shell, Ricky Ledford, Brad Buck, Scott Banner, Scott Hicks and Cody Street. Honorary pallbearers will be all the girls he had coached throughout the years and the coaches he had worked with, and members of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 538. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lower Shell Creek Christian Church. Everyone will go to the cemetery from the church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Fields family.