John Eric Fields was born on June 16, 1986 Craven County, North Carolina. He died unexpectedly this past Sunday, May 8th 2022at the age of 35 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Eric went by John with his friends, but family called him Eric. That is how I will refer to him here.
Eric never met a stranger. He had the extraordinary gift of making friendships everywhere he went. He had a beautiful smile and personality that attracted people to him like a moth to a flame. He loved fishing and being outdoors. He worked very hard and helped his family in every way that he could. He loved his family and his friends and would do anything for them, even if it meant he would have to go without. He had a soul of innocence, love and freedom. Eric was a wonderful uncle to Aidyn Hibbett, Ryleigh Hibbett and Theo Phillips. He was the beloved son of Sherry Fields and wonderful brother to Erica Fields and Lauren Hibbett. He will forever be missed and the times that we had with him will be cherished. They were not long enough and he was taken from us too soon.
Eric never finished high school which he regretted. He struggled with learning disabilities throughout his childhood. However, he was extremely intelligent in other ways. He made up for his shortcomings by always staying positive and trying to cheer people up around him. He definitely knew how to make the best out of any bad situation and he knew how to have fun. He used his abilities to work at different careers throughout his life such as tree services, landscaping, cooking and janitorial work. He was also a natural born salesman.
Eric traveled a lot in his life. He never could stay put in one place for too long. He loved to get the most out of life. He traveled around the southern United States. He worked throughout Florida, Texas, South Carolina and other states. He also lived and worked in North Carolina most of his life and more recently he lived and worked in Massachusetts.
He is survived and missed by his mother, Sherry Fields and sisters Erica Fields and Lauren Hibbett. His grandmother Hilda Smith. His Aunt Elaine Rose and Uncle Bill Rose. His cousins, niece and nephews.
He will have a celebration of life memorial service this Friday, May 13th at Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St. New Bedford. If you would like more information on the times then please contact Erica Fields at 336-442-4832.