The word has spread quickly, but rodeo legend Lewis Feild lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Monday. He was 59.
Feild was a true all-around cowboy who won five ProRodeo world championships – two in bareback riding and three in the all-around from 1985-87 – and also was the father of four-time world champion bareback rider Kaycee Feild.
Lewis Feild was known as a cowboy who could handle any task assigned him. He was a rodeo coach and a pickup man; he even was selected to pick up at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2004.
Through his son’s great success in the arena, rodeo fans got to see a different side of Lewis Field. Instead of a rodeo idol, they witnessed a proud father and a man who always was approachable and kind-hearted.
May God bless his family and his many friends.