Judge Herbert Iverson Lewis Feild, son of the late Richard Bernard Feild and Marion Lewis Field, died May 25, 2013.
Judge Feild was born June 23, 1928, a native of Gloucester County, and resided there until moving to Mathews County in 1993.
Judge Feild attended public schools in Gloucester County, Randolph-Macon College, and received a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond Law School in 1957. While at the law school he was a member of the National Moot Court Team representing the school and a member of and Chancellor of the McNeil Law Society, an honor law society.
Judge Feild returned to Gloucester County in 1957 where he practiced law in the firm of Pointer and Feild. In 1974 he was elected by the General Assembly of Virginia to the bench of the Ninth Judicial District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, where he served with distinction until his retirement in 1994. Thereafter he continued to sit in the District Court when recalled to service from time to time until 1998.
Judge Feild was a member of and former President of the Virginia Council of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Judges, and a former member of the Executive Committee and Education Committee of the Virginia Conference for District Court Judges.
Judge Feild was a lifelong member of Ware Episcopal Church where he previously served on the Vestry, served as Senior and Junior Warden, and as a member of and past chairman of the Mission Committee. At the time of his death, he was an honorary vestry person.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara Cable Feild.
He is survived by his children, Carole Feild Osvalds and Jane Lewis Feild; three grandchildren, Eriks Iverson Osvalds, Nikolas Jurjans Osvalds and Cable Skyren Feild, and sister, Judith Feild Gager.
Funeral service conducted by the Rev. Theodore McConnell will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Ware Episcopal Church followed by interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the Parish House.
In honor of Judge Field, memorials may be made to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061 or Ware Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 616, Gloucester, Va. 23061.