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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