John Hollister Field
March 3, 1941 - March 17, 2013
John Hollister Field, 72, of Biloxi, MS, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Biloxi.
John was born March 3, 1941 in Galveston, Texas to Eugene and Kay Field. He spent his early childhood traveling with his family throughout the U. S. and Europe due to his father's service in the U. S. Air Force. He graduated from Biloxi High School in 1961 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from the University of Louisville. He married the love of his life, Becky, and together they raised thier children in their lifelong home on Bay Vista Drive. John was a Bell South technician in the 1960.s. He was a lieutenant in the Biloxi Police Department, which was the profession he cherished the most. He served as an investigator for the district attorney's office in the mid 1980's. Alongside his beloved wife, Becky, he owned and operated Tri City Communications.
John loved his children, grandchildren and pets and enjoyed the time spent with them. He cherished the time he spent watching them grow up and playing sports. He loved taking long drives along the coast to admire it's beauty, as well as fishing and keeping company with his family and friends. One of his favorite things was attending Biloxi High School football games and cheering for the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!
John was a loving and caring friend to all he met. He had soft, warm and gentle eyes and an inviting smile for everyone.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Rebecca "Becky" Land Field, and his parents, Eugene H. and Kay Field. Survivors include his son, Gregory H. Field; daughter, Tamara McNeil; sisters, Carol Beachem, Gena Dougharty and Carla Marie Field; five grandchildren, Justin Gunther, T. J. Bell, Justin McNeil, Zachary McNeil and Dylan McNeil; and his adored dog, Q-Tip.
A special thank you to his extended family, Harry and Dana Moskowitz and their children for all the love and care they provided throughout the years.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 2511 Pass Road, in Biloxi where friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
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