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Yantes Shields

February 10, 1923September 5, 2019

Yantes Shields, 96, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mid-Cities Church, 113 Skyline Rd., Grand Prairie, 75051. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Dr., Arlington, 76012

Yantes was born February 10, 1923 in Danville, Kentucky to Fred and Lucy Shields. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served for several years during World War II, where he was awarded his Purple Heart.

Yantes married Geraldine Stout and together they had eight children. When Geraldine passed, he married Roberta Lamb.

He was a shipping clerk for Adler Wool Socks in Cincinnati and then moved to Texas in 1973 where he worked as a custodian in Irving and Grand Prairie School Districts.

Yantes loved collecting DVDs and was a huge Western film, John Wayne, and Audie Murphy fan.

Yantes was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Lucy Shields; first wife, Geraldine Shields; son, Robert Shields; daughters, Barbara Gilbreath and Vickie Chesko; and grandson, Chris Jester.

Survivors: wife, Roberta Shields; children, Margaret Jennings, Pamela Haynes, Katherine Bennett, Gerald Shields, and Charles Shields; step-daughters, Ellen Webster, Dorothy Kegley, and Rosie Martin; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019


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Donald Huffman

September 9, 2019

Expressing appreciation for the WWII Army service of Yantes Shields, for which he paid a price (the purple heart award). This was a time when we needed so many able bodied heroes and were fighting on multiple fronts. Some call this the "greatest generation" and they are likely correct. Prayers go out to the family and many friend for comfort in their loss, yet now Yantes is at rest from his labors and resides in Paradise with his Savior.

Don and Ellen Webster

September 7, 2019

yantes Shields came into our lives 21 years ago when he married our mother. He was one of the kindest most generous men we know. Never an unkind word to either of us. We truly loved him and appreciated him as a good man. We will miss him very much!

David Shields

September 7, 2019

My Dad made me the Man I'am today So Thankful for all you did while I was growing I know it wasn't easy , Forever You will be Loved and Missed

Chelsey Shields Leath

September 7, 2019

Photo includes David T Shields, Yantes Shields, Chelsey Shields Leath, Baylee M Shields (2 of his granddaughters), and Aurora M Leath (great granddaughter).