|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1932|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1998|
Today we celebrate the life of a very special man, Bill Field. While words cannot express the love we shared, these words come to our minds - Christian, Husband, Father and Grandfather, Friend, Citizen and Servant.
Christian... Above all Bill was a man of God. He had a faith that showed in his love for all mankind, because he found the good in everyone. He did not worry about small things, but trusted in God and went about his way.
Husband... As a husband, Bill was first and foremost my best friend, then my lover and my caretaker. Since we were 16, our life has been a joy together, in good times and through bad.
Father and Grandfather... Daddy believed in priorities. He said love God first, because if your relationship with God is right, your relationship with your spouse will follow. He said love your spouse next and your relationship with your children will do likewise. We knew Daddy loved us, not just because of how he loved us, but because of how he loved God and how he loved Mom. He was a role model who demonstrated respect, integrity and love -first with his sons and again with his grandsons.
Friend... Bill was a true friend to all. He was the same with the least and the greatest. So many have already shared what Bill meant to them. Not only did Bill give of himself, but his greatest skill was bringing out the best in others.
Citizens... To many of us, Bill will always be the Judge. Over more than 27 years as the longest serving County Judge / Executive in the nation, he never missed a regular session of the County Commission. Bill tried to make everything in Dickson County better, except for the road in front of his own house. He did so with honesty and humor and hard work. Dickson County will miss him, but he has left his mark.
Servant... Bill spent his life in service to others -service to God and his fellowman. As a deacon and Sunday School teacher, as a Cub Scoutmaster, as President of the PTA and the Rotary Club, as County Judge, as father and as husband, and in more ways than we can name, Bill served. And he served with joy.
Bill's joy burst through in his laugh. Today we may share tears, but we will remember his contagious laugh. His faith and his sense of humor carried him and those around him through any situation. It carries us through today.
We love you,
Marilyn, Doug & Steve
Marilyn L Field (1932 - ____)*
Created by: Amanda Michelle Anderson
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
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