On Sunday morning, November 8th, 2020 at the age of 79, Luther Van Field, who went by "Luke" passed away and entered the presence of the Lord. Born in Austin, Texas, on the 26th of May 1941 in East Austin, to Amy Pauline Guinn "Polly" and Perry Alton Field. Born into a working-class family, He had a tough childhood growing up in Austin which led him to be a quiet, self-reliant, honest, and humble man. Luke married and had two children: Marilyn and Perry. He divorced and raised his two children on his own. He said that he was so very grateful to raise his kids. Luke was loyal and dedicated to his children and later his grandchildren. He was very protective and shielded them from the troubles of life and the world. He would guide his children through hard times, helping them to persevere, instilling in them a strong work ethic dominated by integrity. Luke was a private person and was very selective about who he let into his inner circle. He always said that he cherished his relationship with his family and did not need others in his life.
Luke was a dedicated fire fighter with the city of Austin. He retired a Battalion Chief in 1997 from the Austin Fire Department after 29 years of service to his community. Throughout his life, Luke displayed a dry and sometimes goofy sense of humor which could only be described as hilarious. His last words, said to his anesthesiologist, "Hey, if this goes south, don't worry about it". Other than his sense of humor, he was known for his strong sense of integrity, and dedication to his family. He loved UT football, watching every game he could with his daughter Marilyn. They often joked, if cut, Luke would bleed Burnt Orange. When someone would share that they were an Aggie, he would gently respond, "I'll pray for you".
Luke leaves behind his daughter, Marilyn Hammack and her husband James, his son, Perry Field and his significant other, Cory Frances Perez, his grandchildren Tiffany Reynolds and her husband Josh, Kody Hammack, Jacob Hammack and Joshua Hammack.
Please join Luke's family in celebrating his remarkable life with a time of visitation on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm at Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, Texas. Graveside services will follow on Friday November 13th, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Dr. Austin, Texas.
Please keep Luke's family and friends in your prayers as they heal from their sudden loss.
Please visit www.Harrellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Luke's family on his On-line memorial site.
Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200
Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle
Kyle, TX 78640
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Austin Memorial Park
2800 Hancock Drive
Austin, Texas 78731
During this difficult time of abundant caution due to the Corona Virus, the gathering is limited to 100 people at the graveside within Austin Memorial Park. Masks and Social distancing are required. You may show your support by joining the "Hugs from Home" program located on Luke’s memorial webpage where your message will be given to the family during the service to remind them of your love and support for them. To receive critical updates about this service, please signup from the following link: funeralinnovations.com/osignup/460891