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Eugene "Gene" Field

January 14, 1946October 12, 2020
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Eugene “Gene” Field, age 74 of Farmers Branch, passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2020. He was born on January 14, 1946 at Florence Nightingale Maternity Hospital in Dallas, Texas, the son of Dean Field and Mary Frances Hopkins Field.

Gene was a 1965 graduate of Richland Hills High School, and later attended Arlington College and Texas Wesleyan College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Gene proudly served as an officer in the US Air Force, training first as a T-38 pilot and later advancing to become a B-52 pilot while serving two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Gene was then stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY where he completed his Master of Business Administration degree and also met his future wife, Susan Hemming. After their marriage in Oriskany, NY on July 7, 1979, Susan joined him at his home in Carrollton, TX where Gene worked for Otis Elevator, and eventually became a general contractor with David Weekly Homes, one of his proudest accomplishments.

Outside of Gene’s military and career achievements, he was also a loyal and trusted friend, often providing sound advice to his loved ones, whether they requested it or not! During their free time, Gene and Susan delighted in spending time with family and friends, traveling and savoring fine wines. Following their retirement in 2016, Gene and Susan enjoyed numerous cruises and adventures across Europe.

Gene was preceded in death by his mother Mary Frances (Hopkins) Christman, father Dean Field, step-father Richard Harry Christman, and step-brother Richard Allan Christman.

Gene is survived by his best friend and wife of 41 years, Susan Mary; sister Mary Jeanette (Christman) Cudmore and husband Michael of Arlington; step-brothers Robert Gerald Christman and wife Pat of Destin, Florida; David Lee Christman and wife Kathy of Bucyrus, Ohio; nephew Christopher Michael Cudmore and wife Meranda and their children Olivia Mae and Owen Michael of Burleson; niece Jennifer Ashley (Cudmore) Johnson and husband Samuel and their daughter Amelia Jeanette of Arlington; cousin Gary Field and wife Linda of Dallas; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services

30 October

Interment & Military Honors

10:15 am

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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Mike & Susie Mills

October 17, 2020

To my best friend of 50 years ❤️
Mike and I were devastated to hear about Gene, even if we didn’t see each other as much as we would have liked. When we did, boy, what a good time. The four of us friends for 40 plus years is amazing. We loved and admired Gene very much and will miss him dearly. Susan, our thoughts, prayers and love to you always.
Sue and Mike Mills, Stittville New York 🙏🙏♥️🙏

Terri Phillips

October 16, 2020

We met Gene and Susan when we were building our home in their neighborhood. Gene would come over to check on our progress from time to time. We were having trouble with our builder and Gene and Susan had us over for a glass or two of wine and Gene offered much appreciated advice.
After living in our home for just under two years we had a devastating house fire. Gene came over the following day to check on us and offer his condolences. About 30 minutes later he and Susan returned and offered to let us move into their home until we could have ours restored and return to it.
It was a kindness we have always appreciated and one we will never forget. What kind and generous souls. He made a great difference in our lives and we will always be thankful. Susan, if you ever need anything at all please do not hesitate to call on us.

Valerie & Terry Freeman

October 16, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Gene and his forever sidekick, my sister Susan. But, the trip to San Antonio with Gene, Susan, myself (VAL), and our deceased brother Charles, brings an astounding amount of amazing memories flooding my thoughts right now of my dear brother-in-law Gene! We all had such a fantastic time together in San Antonio, TX! For example: The river walk, the Alamo, and then we all bought shoes at the SaS Shoe factory in San Antonio. Unbelievable memories!
And, my husband Terry wants me to say, that he will be forever grateful to Gene, because when we first bought our home in Rockford, IL, there were an enormous amount of overgrown Forsythia bushes surrounding our yard! Gene came to the rescue armed with his hedge trimmer, and of course, Susan was with him. Gene mowed those bushes down almost to the ground in no time at all! This is just one instance which proves what a good man, and true friend Eugene Field was to so many people.
He will forever be missed❤️🤍💙‼️ Love, Terry and VAL

Lyle Varghese

October 16, 2020

Gene epitomized the definition of a great neighbor and member of a community. I could always count on Gene for advice and knew he kept the best interests of the people around him top of mind. My two-year-old son could not walk by Gene’s house without stopping to admire his flowers and landscaping. Truly a great guy that will be dearly missed

Robert Christman

October 15, 2020

Gene was my step-brother. We did not know each other well but respected and liked each other. His sister was my half-sister. May God cradle him in his loving arms. I was shocked to learn of his sudden passing. My love to the family.
Jerry

Dianne and John Abbate

October 14, 2020

Susan,
Our thoughts are with you as you deal with the sudden passing
of Gene.
We understand the months to come may be challenging, but you being a strong and smart lady, will handle all with Grace and strength.
Comforting thoughts to you.
Dianne and John Abbate

Sandra Geren-Sothen

October 14, 2020

Gene, I just can't believe that I'm even having to write this. Sherry and I will miss you so much! We always looked forward to seeing you and Susie and spending time with you both. You always offered good advice and someone we respected very much! You will be missed more than we can say. Love you!

Linda Fern McGehee

October 14, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Gene was such a fun loving guy and always easy to talk to even when years may have gone by since we last saw each other. Much love to you all!
Love,
Linda Fern, Dwight and Blair McGehee

Kelly Freeman

October 14, 2020

41 years ago I was in my Aunt Susan and Uncle Genes wedding. I was 11 years old. My Uncle Gene would always make me laugh. He was a great man and he will be greatly missed.

Donna Fisher

October 14, 2020

Jan I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss especially so sudden. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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