Jack Hancock Field, Jr., CLU, ChFC, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 7, 2013. Jack was born on October 18, 1933 at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. He grew up in Alexandria, La. and graduated from Bolton High School. After graduating from Tulane University, where he was a member of SAE Fraternity and a cheerleader, he founded the Lincoln Field Corporation, a general agency of Lincoln National Life. Throughout the years he brought many new agents into the insurance business and was recognized numerous times nationally by Lincoln National and GAMA, the national organization of insurance management. Individually, he was consistently recognized as a ""Top 1%"" agent for Lincoln National and he became a Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He also was a past president and a past winner of the Advisor of the Year for the Baton Rouge Association of Investment Advisors. Jack was also very active in the community. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Past President of the Capital Area YMCA, and Past President of the Istrouma Council of Boy Scouts. He also was a Trustee of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Jack also served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge and was a founder and past president of the First Presbyterian Church Foundation. Jack is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon Walker Field; sisters Sue Field Walker and Sally Field Martin; daughter, Courtney Cloe and husband Ron; son, David Field and wife Stephanie; son, Gary Field and wife T'lane; and daughter, Melissa Wick and husband Tom. Jack is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Travis, Kristen, and Clayton Doyle; Sydney and Estin Field; Ryan and Gregory Field; and Foster, Caroline, Jack, and Sam Wick. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street. Funeral services will be on Monday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge or to Hospice of Baton Rouge - Siegen Lane.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 8 to June 10, 2013