Burnet school board member Andy Feild died on Sept. 19 at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer. Courtesy photo
Burnet Consolidated Independent School District School board Trustee Andy Feild died Tuesday, Sept. 19, after an extended battle with cancer. He was 75.
“Burnet CISD is the district it is today because of Andy’s leadership and lifelong commitment to the district, this community, and to spirit, pride, and honor,” said BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett in a statement issued Wednesday. “His passing is a huge loss for our school district and community, and our team of eight (the school board) will miss his thoughtful leadership greatly.”
After 18 years as BCISD board president, Feild stepped down in May due to his illness. He was first elected to the board in 1997, serving a total of 26 years.
Feild had deep roots in the school district. He, wife Martha, and all four of his children graduated from Burnet High School. He was captain of the Bulldogs football team and president of the Future Farmers of America while attending the school.
He worked for the Texas Department of Agriculture for 32 years before retiring to a life of ranching and farming in northern Burnet County. He had served as president of the Burnet County Fair and Burnet County Rodeo Association and was a director of the Austin Rodeo.
“One of the highest compliments a person can receive is, ‘You made a difference.’ And there is no doubt that Andy Feild made a difference in countless lives through the way he lived his life and the way he served others,” McBurnett concluded his statement.