Dr Robert Wayne Field Obituary

  • Dr Robert Wayne Field
    In Loving Memory of

    Dr Robert Wayne Field

    Birth Date: Apr 19th, 1933 Death Date: Jan 16th, 2016
    Robert Wayne Field

    April 19, 1933 - January 16, 2016

    Robert (Bob) Wayne Field was born April 19, 1933, in Pasadena, Texas to Robert Crase Field and Estelle Wigley Field.

    Growing up on the coastal plains of Southeast Texas, Bob developed a life-long love of animals and the outdoors. He graduated from Pasadena High School, where he was a tremendous athlete and was voted "Mr. Pasadena High School" and "Most Handsome."

    Prior to being drafted in the Army after graduation, he met the future love of his life, Jeanette King. Upon his discharge from the Army, they were married on August 3, 1956. He moved his young family to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University Veterinary School. He graduated in 1961.

    Bob started practicing veterinary medicine in Tomball, Texas. He later started his own practice in 1964, in Katy, Texas. He became legendary in the tri-county area, especially in the large animal realm. In 1977 he was recruited by his alma mater to become an associate professor and Director of Field Services. He worked tirelessly and passionately teaching future young veterinarians how to work, prosper and survive in the real world of large animal practice. He was awarded the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching by Texas A&M University in 1987. He retired in 2006.

    Bob’s life was defined by his faith in God, and he was a long-time member of College Heights Assembly of God in Bryan.

    Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jeanette. He is survived by his children Bobby of El Paso, TX, Cindy of Longview, WA, Mike of Charlotte, NC, and Scott of Austin, TX; along with their spouses, Tellene, Jeff, Denise and Melinda. He is also survived by his joy, his grandchildren: Emily Conry, Cullen Field, Courtney Doub (& Tim), Jonathan Leopard, Kara Leopard, Whitney Leopard, Kyle Leopard, Britt Field, Wesley Field, Chloe Field, Harrison Field, Carson Field and Keeton Field, and great grandchildren: Rosalyn Conry, Faye Conry, Logan Conry, Abigail Doub and Grace Doub. He is also survived by nephews, nieces, cousins and by many loving friends.

    Funeral services are being handled by Hillier Funeral Home located at 4080 State Hwy 6 South, College Station Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, January 22, from 6 pm-8pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, at 1:30pm.

    In lieu of flowers, donations are most welcome in his honor at Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, 170 Private Road 292, Oakwood, TX 75855 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 1600 Joseph Drive, Bryan, TX 77802. Donations can also be made to the establishment of the Dr. Robert Field Memorial Scholarship by making a check payable to the Texas A&M Foundation and mailing it to Dr. Robert Field Memorial Scholarship, c/o Dean’s Office, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, Texas 77843-4461.

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