|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1947|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 2007|
Randy Ray Shields was born to William Monroe Shields and Geneva Elliot Shields on July 22, 1947 at Florence Nightingale Hospital (now Baylor) in Dallas, TX. He grew up in an area close to Fair Park. He then later moved to Mesquite. He graduated from Bryan Adams HS in 1965. He lettered in track for pole vaulting which he was so proud of. Soon after high school he joined the Air Force and traveled to places like Okinawa and lived in Guam for 2 years. He returned to the states and was stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene, TX. He married in 1970 and moved back the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. He had his first daughter Amy Leanne in 1971 and Kimberly Denise in 1974. He worked for Affiliated Food Stores for 17 years. He then was self-employed doing circular ads for small grocery stores. He started metal detecting/treasure hunting in 1980 and loved to hunt battlefields. He loved to paint and build model airplanes. He was a huge history buff and could tell you a story or two. He loved being a native Texan. He struggled many years after he divorced but married the love his life and soul mate, Janet Carr. In the last 5 years of his life, he enjoyed spending time at the lake on his boat. He loved his dogs who were his loyal friends. He took up building corrugated metal pictures and enjoyed traveling and going to craft fairs. He was the best free hand artist and was quite modest about his talent. He had an awesome since of humor and loved to tell ghost stories around a campfire.
He had been diagnosed with lung cancer which had spread. He underwent brain surgery in June 2007 and due to complications from surgery, he passed away on July 18, 2007. He will forever be in the hearts of those that knew him. He cherished his family and friends. Please never let the memory of him fade.
William "Bill" Monroe Shields (1911 - 1996)
Geneva Eudell Elliott Shields (1913 - 1991)
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Plot: Section 5 Site 175
Maintained by: kimberly shields hannah
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Aug 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20772242
Mr. Shieds, First of all, thank you for your service to our country. Secondly, you raised one very special daughter. Pretty sure you're proud of her!|
Added: Dec. 8, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving Day dad. I know I am a day late; but with good excuse. I took Lily to Corpus Christi yesterday so she could put her feet in the sand. She has never seen the ocean. She loved it. It was a short trip. I miss you dad. I love you so much. W...(Read more)|
kimberly shields hannah
Added: Nov. 29, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day dad. I love you so much. Thinking of you.|
kimberly shields hannah
Added: Nov. 10, 2013
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