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Philip Clarence Fielding
December 16, 1932 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
Philip Clarence Fielding, a retired electrician, IBEW Local 130 member, and devoted family man, died at home on Wednesday morning, September 13, 2023, at 90 years old after a 7-year battle with dementia. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans until moving to Slidell after Hurricane Katrina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine Mull Fielding and Clarence Jacob Fielding, his beloved wife of 53 years, Gayle Stumpf Fielding, and their eldest son, Philip Clarence Fielding, Jr. He will be dearly missed by his surviving children, Gay Fielding, Jay Fielding (Janel), and Jill Fielding Scully (Rhett). 18 grandchildren also survive him: Jeanne Fielding Bass (Chris); Naomi Drinkard (Derrick); Kyle Newkirk (Amanda), Tyler Newkirk (Meagan); Madeline, Liam, Julia Grace, and Chloe Fielding; Sean, Calvin, Eden, Shayna, Abigayle, Talia, Philip, Jennings, Cara, and Ty Scully; nine great-grandchildren: Josephine Bass; Kyler Denham, Kya Drinkard; Shalay Calvin, Abigail, Addyson, and Van Newkirk; Connor and Everlee Newkirk; and one great-great granddaughter: Octavia Calvin.
Philip served in the United States Air Force - Air National Guard from 1950-1951, and received an Honorable Discharge. Generous with his time and talent, he volunteered to restore military vehicles and aircraft at Jackson Barracks, many of which are featured in museums across the country, including the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Our heartfelt thanks to his devoted and loving caregiver, Heaven Saenz, and her two little helpers, Brielle and Madeline Brunson, as well as St. Joseph Hospice.
Family and friends are invited to join us on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Greenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. when a Funeral Mass will be held in the chapel with Father John Talamo presiding. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Please wear purple and gold to honor Dad’s lifelong passion for his LSU Fighting Tigers. The family guestbook may be viewed and signed online at www.greenwoodfh.com