Family Is Grieving After A Freak Accident

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

The family of an eastern Kentucky professional truck driver is grieving after a freak accident Monday at Kentucky Oil's Compressor Unit in Letcher County.

WYMT’s Marie Luby spoke with the wife of 30-year-old Timothy Fields, who says no matter how long or hard her husband worked...he always thought of everyone else.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but Delana Fields can sum up her husband in just a few.

“He was the best person I ever met in my life,” Delana Fields said.

She first got together with Tim Fields when she was just 16.

“I had lost both my parents and he was there for me afterwards and he's been there for me ever since,” Fields said.

Fields says her husband worked non-stop since high school and started the job with Kentucky Oil last month to provide better insurance for their seven and one-year-old children.

“There wasn't many people that would go to work 50, 60 hours a week and still come home and wrestle and play with their kids, you know he would have little games he would just play and then he still made time for me,” Fields said.

The care he showed at home carried over at work.

A perfectionist at heart, Fields says Tim was trying to fix a piece of equipment when his arm got stuck.

Now Fields is counting on support from her in-laws, to help her make it through.

“I don't know what I'm going to do without Tim, but I'm glad to know that they'll be with me, you know, every step of the way,” Fields said.

Visitation for Fields is Wednesday night from six to nine at the Blair Branch Church in Letcher County.


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  • by anonamous Location: kentucky on Jan 17, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    I worked with Tim. We never heard anything bad from him, always positive in life. I work for kentucky oil and I am very sorry for the loss of a great person. He will surely be missed.
  • by christie Location: blackey on Jan 17, 2008 at 03:06 AM
    i am so sorry for your loss. i went to school with tim and he was a very determined manat whatever he did. i know tim's parents and they will be there for you and those kids. my prayers and thoughts are with you
  • by Darlene Location: GEORGETOWN on Jan 16, 2008 at 03:44 PM
    May God comfort you and your family during this time of loss. At times we feel like we can't go on, but with the help of God we somehow do seem to move forward. Always think of the good times and the happiness the children have brought you and your husband. He will always be with you in your hearts. May God bless you.
  • by VADA Location: BLACKEY on Jan 16, 2008 at 01:35 PM
    I want to express my deapest sympathy to all the family of Tim. Although your days may seem darkened, let those wonderful children be the light that he keeps shining through. Tim was a great person. I went from grade school, all the way to High School, Graduating with him. Very bright, friendly individual. Such news as this saddens me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless You, and give you the strength to heal from this horrible tragedy.
  • by WIFE Location: SHARPSBURG on Jan 16, 2008 at 08:33 AM
    IAM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I HOPE YOU AND YOUR KIDS CAN PULL THREW THIS TOGETHER AND JUST REMEBER GOD NEVER PUTS MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN BEAR.AND IT SOUNDSTO ME LIKE YOU HAVE A PRETTY LOVING FAMILY SO I BELIEVE YOU ALL WILL MAKE IT THREW THIS TRAGEDY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND ALWAYS HOLD YOUR CHILDERN DEAR AND NEAR TO YOU. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND WE ARE THINKING OF YOU.
  • by Mickey Location: Artemus on Jan 15, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    I just want to say God Bless Delana Fields,her children and Tims family in this awfull time. It sounds like Tim was a wonderfull husband and father, just always tell the children what a great Dad Tim was. God Bless You All, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • by viewer on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:44 PM
    Mrs. Fields, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you strength to go on, keep all your memories close at heart and your husband will be with you always. He will continue to live on through your children. May God hold you and your family close during this terrible time.
  • by chas Location: corbin KY on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:21 PM
    My heart goes out to the family left behind. God Bless!
  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    This is so sad. Prayers from Pike Co. Kentucky are with this family during their time of loss.
  • by Jeff Location: Hazard on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    Wow, I am sad to hear of your loss. We lost a family member in a truck accident a few years back. I wish there was something we could do to ease your pain. No one knows how you feel, so I am not going to say I do. I only wish there was something we could do to help.
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