Craig Alan Fields was born Dec. 20, 1962, in Bogota, Colombia, South America and departed this life on Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2021, in UAMS in Little Rock Arkansas following a short illness. He was 58 years old. Craig grew up in Summersville, Cabool and Mountain Grove and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1981. He traveled all over the United States, and lived many different places, settling mostly in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Russellville, Ark. He is survived by his father, Lee Roy Fields and his wife, Carol, of Dover, Ark.; his mother, Gail Weatherford Fields Lawson, of Mountain Grove; his sisters, Sheri Fields Stofer and her husband, Jeff, of Mountain Grove; and Amanda Lawson Thompson and her husband, Clay, of Mansfield; his brother, Brian Fields, of Gray, Ga.; nephews, Justin Stofer and his wife, Melaina, of Mountain Grove, Jason Stofer and his wife, Kayla, of Norwood, and Gavin Dunn, of Mansfield; several step brothers, step sisters, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, many cousins, great nieces and nephews. He was very recently notified he had a son, Cameron Ingraham, and granddaughter Elora, of Maine; his illness unfortunately prevented him from ever having a chance to meet them.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clifton and Dora Fields, of Dover, Ark.; maternal grandparents, Frank and Wynona Weatherford, of Reyno, Ark.; and stepfather, Huey Lawson, of Mountain Grove. Craig was a unique and interesting individual. He lived his life to the fullest, and unapologetically on his own terms. If you were fortunate to call him friend, you were fortunate indeed. He was deeply philosophical, and conversations with him were always memorable. He was an avid outdoorsman; fishing, hunting and canoeing were his favorite parts of life. He wrote many short stories and articles for wildlife journals, helping others to enjoy the outdoors as he did. He spent many hours helping young hunters and fishermen become sportsmen, as giving to the next generation was very important to him. He lived most of his adult life in Virginia and Washington D.C., working diligently to support our Second Amendment rights. He was a great cook and spent his last few years in Russellville doing just that. He was saved at a young age and attended The Journey Church in Russellville at the time of his passing. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was truly one of a kind. Please join us as we celebrate his life Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2pm at Grace Baptist Church in Russellville, Ark.