AUGUSTA – Percy A. Field, 79, died peacefully, after a brief illness, on Jan. 16, 2015.\r\r\nHe was born in Lewiston on Oct. 30, 1935, the son of Arlene and Francis Field. He was raised on a farm in Greene and Woodland and attended schools in Greene, Woodland and Monmouth.\r\r\nA standout high school athlete, he went on to play baseball in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950s, touring Europe and northern Africa. Upon his discharge, he married the late Elizabeth Chadburn in 1958. They had two children, Catherine in 1959, and Tom in 1963, and spent more than 45 years together in Manchester and Augusta.\r\r\n\r\r\nHe spent his entire professional career working with psychiatric patients at the Togus VA Medical Center, from which he retired in 1990. He also spent more than 25 years in the service of the U.S. Air Force National Guard, from which he retired in 1986.\r\r\n\r\r\nIn the community, he was best known for buying and selling used cars, as well as motorcycles, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and bicycles. He was an avid bowler and recreational softball player in his younger years, and in later years he enjoyed displaying antique tractors at regional fairs and parades.\r\r\n\r\r\nA gregarious, quick-witted man, he was often seen socializing at his two favorite eateries: The Windsor Diner and Rebecca's Place. In his retirement, he enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities and spending time at the family's summer home on Wilson Pond in Winthrop.\r\r\nHe was predeceased by his father, who died in 1985, mother, who died in 2005; wife Elizabeth, who died in 2005; and brother Maynard, who died in 2014.\r\r\n\r\r\nHe is survived by his brothers Ray Field of Greene and Lloyd Field of Tennessee, brother-in-law Jim Chadburn and wife Lena of Farmingdale; daughter Cathy Field of Fayette, son Tom Field of Exeter, NH; five grandchildren, Steven Morissette, Katie Morissette, Justine Field, Dennis Field and Ann Field; one great-grandchild, Rylee Boucher; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his 'second family' at the Windsor Diner.\r\r\n\r\r\nA memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta. A reception will follow at a location to be announced. Burial will be at a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.\r\r\n\r\r\nThe family extends gratitude to MaineGeneral Hospice and to the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta for ensuring that Percy's final days were comfortable and loving, and that he passed in peace and with dignity.\r\r\n\r\r\nCondolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.