Charles R. "Dude" Field, age 91 of Carrier Mills, passed away 3:50 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He was born in Carrier Mills on May 8, 1922, to Raymond E. and Martha Tanner Field. Dude married Pearl J. Dallas on March 6, 1943, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 2007. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills, a retired U.M.W. of A. He was the co/owner of the former Field 5 & 10, member of the Blazing Star Lodge 458 AF&AM, Ainad Temple of the Shrine and was a former village council member for Carrier Mills.
Dude is survived by two sons: Chris and Debbie Field of Carrier Mills and Monty and Malinda Field of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren: Courtney Field, Brandi Field, Stephanie (Gene) Wise, Kristin Field, Derek (Rachel) Field, Elizabeth (Randy) Lollis, and Ted A. Field; three great-grandchildren; two brothers: LaVern (Edna) Field, of Carrier Mills and Larry (Sue) Field of Harrisburg; three sisters: Betty Renshaw of Mt. Vernon, Darlene Stovall of Collinsville and Patsy (John) Wasson of Carrier Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Pearl; son Charles Richard (Dickie) Field; and a brother Bob Field; and an infant sister Helen.
His request to be cremated was honored and memorial services for Charles R.(Dude) Field will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 22, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills. The Rev. Stan Irvin will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. by Blazing Star Lodge 458 AF&AM at the church. The family will receive friends after 9 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 109 E. Washington St. in Carrier Mills.
The family’s wish is that flowers be omitted and memorials directed in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis, Mo., or the Carrier Mills First United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills.