Ezra Tildon Fields III
Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1970s
CLAREMORE, OK -- Services for Ezra Tildon “Chooch” Fields, III , (Seq. Jr. 1974), will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2010, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Claremore. He will be laid to rest at Geary Cemetery in Geary Oklahoma at 4:30 that afternoon. Friends may visit at the funeral home until 8 this evening. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8. Born on July 2, 1957 in Wichita, Kan., Tildon departed this life for his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. He was 52.
Tildon spent his younger childhood years in Claremore before his family relocated to Pryor.
He attended Seneca Indian School during 1969-1971 for the 7th and 8th grades. He then attended Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah through the years of 1971-1974 (9th -10th-11th). After high school he enlisted in the United States Army where he served for a year. He then briefly attended Claremore Junior College.
After returning to Tulsa, Tildon met the love of his life, Jean Taylor. They married, had three beautiful daughters and made their home in Claremore.
He was a huge sports fan and loved watching football and basketball. His favorite team was OU and his least favorite team was whomever they were playing. He also followed the teams from Sequoyah High School and enjoyed traveling to see as many games as he could.
Tildon loved to read and had a passion for learning. He especially loved history and science and was an avid watcher of documentaries, the history channel and OETA programs. He loved the Lord, studied religion and was always up for a good debate with anyone who was willing.
He was extremely intelligent and was particularly knowledgeable about family genealogy.
Tildon was a brilliant chess player. He had the success of winning several chess tournaments in the past. He taught all his sisters and nieces and nephews how to play and enjoyed challenging them to a game.
Tildon was also a talented artist. Although he did not do a lot of painting in his later years, those who knew him well knew of his immense talent. Mostly he loved his family and his favorite thing was to spend time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Fields of Claremore; his mother, Dona Rowe of Claremore; three daughters: Cindy and her husband Sam Fourkiller of Tulsa, Lloyda Fields of Claremore, Martina and her husband Michael Cook of Claremore; three grandchildren: Christian Noble Muñoz, Gabriel Vincent Muñoz, and Lexi Analynn Cook; four brothers: Jerron Rowe of Claremore, William Robert Fields and Vicky of Owasso, Clarence Lindy Fields of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Scott Tildon Fields of Popsail Pond, Newfoundland, Canada; three sisters: Jeanine Fields (Seq. Cls' 76) of Claremore, Jonanna Fields (Seq. Cls '77) and her husband Larry Scrapper of Tahlequah, April and her husband Justin Daniels of Claremore; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and a whole host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Rowe.