Doris Fields Inman, 90, of Tar Heel went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by three generations of loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Edgar Fields and Carrie Kirkman Fields, her husband of 55 years, Albert Leroy Inman Sr., one son, Robert Howell Inman, two daughters, Diane Kuchenberg and Ellen Church Smith, one grandchild, Joy Lynette Inman, five brothers, Louis, Jack, Ronald, Max and Jerry Fields, and three sisters, Arleen Wise, Myrtle Fields, and Norma Strickland.
Left to cherish her memory are four sons: Albert Inman Jr. (Brenda) of Tar Heel; Kenny Inman (Nanette) of Tar Heel; Ronald Inman (Susan) of White Lake; Michael Inman (Renee) of Tar Heel; two daughters: Connie Kinlaw (Elton) of Tar Heel; Nancy Rippey (Walter) of Norwood; two brothers, Bobby Fields and Johnny Fields, both of Tar Heel; one sister, Inez Lemmonds of Greensboro; 18 grandchildren: Don Inman (Rose Ann), Paul Inman, Heather Elliott, Jarrett Rippey, Sandra Singletary (Jack), Jamie Kinlaw (Stacie), Kristen Roberson (Lane), Susanne Faircloth (David), Carrie Nance (Tim), Megan Keith (Josh), Abby Inman, Morgan Inman, Jamie Thompson (Brandie), Jake Thompson (Laura), Jimmy Kuchenberg, Eddie Kuchenberg, Mikey Inman (Whitney) and Brooke Driggers (Matthew) and 24 great grandchildren: Alissa, Ben, Gabe, Blythe, Noah, Alex, Andrew, Nolan, Jacie, Ellie, Kynslie, Laney, Amelia, Jolene, Ryder, Seth, Brennan, Everlee, Leighton, Blaire, Maren, Hannah, Lucille and Viola.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Doris cherished her family, her hometown, Tar Heel and her farm life. She enjoyed tending the vegetables, the calves, the pigs, and her flower gardens. Her faith in God kept her going. She was a member of the Purdie United Methodist Church for almost 80 years. She extended a helping hand to anyone in need, taking in others and making sure they were fed. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the apple of her eye. Doris enjoyed attending their games, watching baseball, working in her yard, painting, and quilting. Her faithful little companion, Sugar was always by her side. The compassion in her heart and tenacity of hard work will live on in the legacy she leaves behind.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 17th on the grounds at the Purdie United Methodist Church in Tar Heel. The many quilts created by Doris will be on display inside the church for viewing. A graveside service will immediately follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Alton Marshburn and Rev. Mark Gustafson. All attendees are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.