PALMHURST – Jackie H. Field Jr., 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at his home in Palmhurst.
A celebration of life service to remember Jackie will be held at 10:30am on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Kreidler Funeral Home, 314 North 10th St. in McAllen.
Jackie is survived by his wife, Trudy, of 45 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jacquelyn and Ryan Star of Bakersfield, Calif., and Janell and Jason Sultz of Round Rock, Tex. Jackie’s legacy also includes seven grandchildren, Natalie (8), Jadon (6), Genevieve (6), Jenna (3), Xavier (16 mo), and twins Jessica and Jocelyn (10 months). Jackie’s family also includes the families of his sister, Jo Dell Mitchell, and brother, Jim Field, of Austin, Tex. He was close with many extended family members and cousins as well. Jackie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many.
Jackie was preceded by his parents, Jackie (Jack) H Field Sr., and Harriett Jeannette (Hattie Jean) Sturgeon.
Jackie was born in Mission, Tex. and graduated from Mission High School and Texas A&I in Kingsville. An entrepreneur and small business owner in petroleum product sales, Jackie worked for many years in the Gulf Coast region and the Valley, with many years spent in Houston where he raised his family.
Jackie and Trudy moved back to the Valley to be close to the friends and the memories of his roots. Jackie gave generously of his time and wisdom in leadership service to his church, the local Texas Master Naturalists chapter, and the Sharyland Water Supply Corp. He dearly loved fishing, gardening, raising livestock (aka his pets), and growing his property into a naturalist’s paradise.
Jackie will always be remembered for his warm and generous smile, as someone who treasured his family, his community, and his friends.
Memorial donations in Jackie’s name may be made to the First Church of Christ, Scientist; 911 North Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501. (Kreidlerfuneralhome.com)