William Morris Fielding, Jr., 79, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away on Friday afternoon, January 19, 2024 surrounded by family. He was the son of William Morris and Edna Margaret (Crider) Fielding.
William was raised in Rose City, Arkansas and spent many happy years there. He graduated from Old Main Senior High School in 1962. He was a proud Air Force veteran who loved the country he served. William, or Bill or Billy, married his wife Vickie Ann Ezell on September 25, 1974 in Pulaski County, Arkansas and spent 49 wonderful years together. He and his wife enjoyed taking trips to research the family tree and meet distant cousins. Bill and Vickie spent many happy years together camping and fishing at Lake Nimrod, listening to live bluegrass music on the square in Mountain View, and visiting their daughter and her family as often as possible. He had a love of gospel music and enjoyed playing hymns on the piano.
He was the proud daddy of his daughter, Carol Ann (Fielding) Armitage. He spent as many hours as he could with his two amazing grandchildren, Megan Grace Armitage and Jackson Benjamin Armitage. He had a wonderful son-in-law, Nicholas Brandon Armitage, who was his football buddy. He loved camping, fishing, football, and always wanted to be outdoors. He had a beautiful relationship with Jesus and couldn’t wait to see Him.
William is preceded in death by his parents, brother Jackie Lynn Fielding, and his grandson Joshua Benjamin Armitage. He is survived by his wife Vickie Ann (Ezell) Fielding; daughter Carol Ann (Fielding) Armitage and her husband Nicholas Brandon Armitage; his 2 sisters Edna Ruth (Fielding) Marshall of Watkinsville, Georgia and her husband Frank Marshall and Linda Carol (Fielding) Fielder of Powhatan, Arkansas and her husband Jerrel Fielder. He had cherished grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends that helped him enjoy his life.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 2:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com