He was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Coalmont to Henry Field and Velora "Tillie" (Cushman) Field.
Survivors include his spouse, Donna Jean (Buell) Field of Coalmont, whom he married on Oct. 29, 1955; daughters and sons-in-law, Marci and David Joseph of Fairbanks, AK, Valli and Les Thomas of Indianapolis; sons, Phillip Field of Greenwood, Chris Field of Coalmont; grandchildren, Zach Joseph, Betsy and A.J. Joseph Capellan, Jake and Marissa Thomas, John and Nicole Thomas; great grandchildren, Gabe, Jeremy, Angela, John Vincent; sister, Mary Field Chamberlain of Clay City; brothers and sisters-in-law, James D. & Sheryll Field of Connersville, Roy "Pud" and Nancy Field of Coalmont; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Charlotte Field Lamb, Beryl Field, Marjorie Christy, Virginia Manning, Harold "Oke" Field, Charles Field, Robert "Cotton" Field.
John retired from General Motors-Allison Plant in Indianapolis. He was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was an U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville, with visitation scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home and noon until service time Tuesday at the Friendly Grove Church. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Church with Pastor David Joseph and Pastor Jason Hill officiating. The service will be interpreted for the deaf.
Interment will be at Sanders Cemetery in rural Jasonville with military graveside rites.