Entry Date: 52

Exit Date: 53


Squad: 21

Status: D: 09/15/2004

“Bill was born in Nashiville, TN. but joined the Navy at a young age so he would not ever see the backside of a mule again. Bill was a member of VP-21 from 1952 to 1953 as a YN1. He retired from the Navy as a Senior Master Chief with 21+ years of service, and from Allstate Insurance Co. as an agent. He has resided in Pensacola for the past 43 years.

He was an avid golfer and bowler, and also loved to fish. Coaching Myrtle Grove youth football when we were boys was one of his favorite times. He left behind a loving wife of 54 years, Evelyn and two sons and a daughter in law, Bill Jr. and Carl E. and wife Judy Fielder, 5 granddaughters Shahara, Darby, Ambree, Stacy and Kelley as well as 4 greatgrandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, George Stanley and Stella Fersugson Fielder and his brothers Carl and Ras, and sister Thelma. He is survived by sisters Francis Luckett and Wilma Ragsdale, both of Tennessee. Services were conducted by Bishop Ben Marler, his long time friend and brother-in-law, at 11:00 Tuesday the 6th of April, 2004 at the funeral home, with interment following at Barrancus. Words cannot express how much we will miss him as he was always there for us.

Wm. S. Fielder Jr.