September 13, 2021, 77, Goldsboro –
Glenwood Allen Fields, 77, was received into the open arms of his Savior on Monday, September 13, 2021. Glenn was born in Lenoir County to the late Roland Fields, Jr. and Aline Sutton Fields on December 12, 1943.
Upon graduation from high school, Glenn joined the United States Air Force and honorably served our country for four years. He continued working for the U.S. government as a rural postal carrier for areas around La Grange for 26 years. Everyone knew Glenn as “their mailman” as he served nearly all residents of the La Grange zip code throughout his tenure.
If you were around Glenn for any length of time, you quickly learned that he loved to talk. He seemed to know everyone he met, and even if he didn’t, you’d never be able to tell it from his conversation with you. He’s likely the only person who could answer a payphone and know with whom he was conversing.
Possessing a love of genealogy and a deep passion to preserve history, Glenn worked tirelessly to explore his family tree, compile historical documents, interview older members of the community, and care for family cemeteries throughout Lenoir County. When he encountered a burial space that wasn’t being kept up, he took it upon himself to become its caretaker. He was truly a walking archive of La Grange history and ancestry.
Along with his wife, Nancy, Glenn faithfully attended The First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro.
A service to celebrate and remember Glenn’s life will be held by the graveside at Fairview Cemetery on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The family requests that all in attendance wear face coverings and maintain a safe distance. Those wishing to pay respects to Glenn may also visit Rouse Funeral Home on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Satterfield Fields; children, Breyl Brinkley and Suzanne Daniels and husband, Joe; step-children, Lora Thompson and husband, Robert and Angela Blandford and husband, Tripp; grandchildren, Layla Brinkley Williams and husband, Adam, Alyssa Brinkley, Nate Daniels, Jonah Daniels, Michael Ordway, Matthew Thompson and wife, Logan, Jackie Blandford, Emily Blandford, and Kelly Blandford; siblings, Becky Medlin and husband, Phil and Myron Dwayne Fields and girlfriend, Darlene Stevens; nephew, Chad Smith; and niece, Jessica Fields.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.