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Field, Tillotson Beirne "Skip"

Tillotson Beirne (Skip) Field, Jr. July 24, 1932 - Sept. 18, 2011 T. B. Field, 79, died on September 18, 2011 in Lockhart, Texas. Skip was born on July 24, 1932 in Lockhart, Texas to T. B. Field, Sr. and Helna Laura Ploetz Field. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Lockhart. As a boy Skip enjoyed fishing and swimming in the Cypress Creek in Wimberly. He earned the Eagle Scout award. Skip graduated from Lockhart High School in 1950. In 1954 he graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He was active in the Corps of Cadets and student government while at A&M and held the office of class president his Junior year. On October 10, 1954 Skip married Mildred Schulle from San Marcos, Texas. He served in Korea as 1st Lieutenant in the Army. He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer at Exxon in Houston. In 1961 Skip and Mildred settled in Mt. Pleasant, Texas where he was employed by Hinton Oil Co. as Production Manager. He enjoyed living in the country and cattle ranching. In 1996 Skip and Millie moved back to Lockhart. He said his best times were swimming with his family and five grandchildren. The loves of his life were his family and the Texas Aggies. Surviving him are sons, Douglas B. Field and wife, Karla, of Lockhart, Michael A. Field and wife, Lynn, of Prairie Lea, and Craig A. Field, of Austin; and five grandchildren, Holly Laurelle Field, Heidi Beth Field, Hannah Kate Field, Tillotson Keenen Evans Field and Michael Baris Steven Field. He is also survived by his sister, Helna Josie Field Davis of Austin. Skip is preceded in death by his parents, T. B. Field, Sr. and Helna Laura Ploetz Field and his wife, Mildred Erna Schulle Field. A visitation will be held at Eeds Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Hahn officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the organization or charity of your choice. Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home at 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512)398-2343

 

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