Tillotson Beirne Field, Jr.


T. B. “Skip” Field, 79, died on Sept. 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 graduat

ed 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 Oct. 10, 1954, Skip married Mildred Schulle, from San Marcos, Texas. He served in Korea as First 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 was scheduled at Eeds Funeral Home from 6 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. A memorial service was planned at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 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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