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Jimmie Jack Fielder, 82, of Avon, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in Harper, Kansas, Jim was the beloved son of the late Charles Wilber Fielder and Leta Marjorie (Shaw) Fielder. Jim was a kind and generous soul, and one of the most caring men you could ever meet. He had a healthy curiosity for life and was eager to learn about the world around him. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served honorably during the Korean War. As a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Jim earned his Bachelor's degree in Geology, which ignited a passionate interest in scientific endeavors. He used his talents to improve the lives of others, and his entrepreneurial spirit guided him to discover advancements in fire-fighting chemicals, septic tank systems, and even a venture in The Gambia, Africa where he was the architect, builder and manager of a hotel that funded the development of improved cattle for the region's self-sustainability. Jim was a true family man and he treasured the time he was able to spend with his beloved wife, Josie, and his five children. He always found a way to captivate them with his unique sense of humor and his encyclopedic knowledge of almost everything. Jim, an avid reader, was a fine example of the importance of educating oneself; he was a well-known amateur historian on all things related to the United States and could rattle off names of prominent battles, military tactics, and important figures. He was a gifted athlete and competitive by nature, which made him the perfect Dallas Cowboys fan. Jim would never hesitate to help solve a problem, and could always find the perfect way to let you know what was on his mind. A man of great faith, Jim was honored to be a member of Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon. He was a truly special husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and he will always be loved and remembered. Jim is survived by his wife, Josie (Garcia) Fielder; his son, Mark Fielder (Jana) of Oklahoma City, OK; his three daughters, Gina McDonald (Jeff) of Granby, Pamela Ford (David) of Greenwich, and Melissa Edge (Brian) of Avon; his adored grandchildren, Megan Gilmore, Rebecca Day, Jeffrey, Olivia, and Timothy McDonald, Evan and Shea Fielder, Lauren, Lily and Logan Edge; his precious great-grandchildren, Calvin, Tristan, Elouise, and Genevieve Gilmore, Cameron, Hudson, Kennedy, and Finley McDonald, and soon arriving, Anna Elizabeth Day; his nephews, Edward and Charles Fielder; his niece, Nancy Fielder; and his cousin, Gary Lynn Pierce. His was predeceased by his dear son, Michael Fielder, and his brother Gene Fielder. A funeral service for Jim will be held at 11AM on Thursday, April 6 at the Valley Community Baptist Church, 590 West Avon Rd., Avon. Jim's family invites friends to join them at the West Avon Cemetery at 10AM for a burial ceremony prior to the service. His family would also like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the UConn Health Center and the CNAs at Seabury for all their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World Outreach Fund at VCBC, 590 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT 06001. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is in care of the arrangements. SEMPER FI