Troy was born Dec. 22, 1963, in Brazil, the son of Bobby L. Fields and Diane G. (Phipps) Fields. He graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Ill., with the class of 1982. After high school, Troy worked for a short time at Wendy's and Pike Lumber before spending nearly 25 years at Great Dane Trailers. He was currently working for Emmert Property Management as their Maintenance Technician. Troy also owned his own lawn mowing service. His biggest joy was the pride he took in caring for his lawn, as well as many others.
Troy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his granddaughter Jadey Bear. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his father Bobby L. Fields and grandmother Mary L. Phipps.
Survivors include his wife Lori (Stinson) Fields, grandfather Ishmael Phipps, mother Diane Fields, children SrA Travis Fields and wife Lindsey, Dominic Fields, Caleb Mason, Kaylee Mason and Megan Mason, granddaughter Jade Fields, sister Kristina McVay and husband Christopher, brother-in-law Brian Stinson (Susan), Clay City and sister-in-law Dawn Stinson, Alonquin, Ill., nieces Samantha Solomon, Ailia McVay and Emily Stinson, nephews Damien Solomon and Elijah Stinson, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Gordon Manion officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Friday, from 3-8 p.m. In memory of Troy, donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.