William L. Shields

April 23, 1948October 23, 2020

William “Bill” Shields, age 72, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. He was born on April 23, 1948 to the late Damon and Ruth Shields.

A native of Henry County, Bill graduated from Fieldale, Collinsville High School in 1966. After high school, Bill served as a Finance Clerk in the Army, while stationed in Germany. He then went to work for High Point Sprinkler and retired from the company after 45 years of service.

Bill is survived by his wife, Donna Shields of 48 years and son, William “Billy” Shields. He is also survived by his brother, Everett Shields; brother-in-law, Stacy Thomas; his nieces and nephews, Michelle Moore, and Ruth Ann Shields; many great grandnieces and grandnephews. Bill is preceded in death by sister-in-law, Janet Sharp; brother-in-law, Dale Thomas and nephew Trai Shields.

As an avid golfer, Bill loved sports of all kinds but was a big fan of NACAR and Virginia Tech Football. As a friend to many, Bill enjoyed socializing with friends and especially taking walks with his loyal and beloved canine companion, Sugar. Those who knew Bill best will remember him for his charismatic humor, his lively conversations full of sarcasm and wit (or his good stories?), his love of travel, those stylish Christmas sweaters and his commitment of living life to the fullest.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to you consider sending donation to: Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery Association, c/o Frances Hundley, 3472 Dillions Fork Road, Fieldale, VA 24089. The family will plan a Celebration of Life to honor Bill at a later date. Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA, is proudly serving the Shields family.

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Jerry Jones

November 6, 2020

I just learned today of your passing, it truly was heartbreaking and lost of a good friend. God speed Bill, and we will keep your memory and good times close to our hearts at the OTB...

Jerry Jones
Retired Police Captain
Danville VA.

Leigh Ann Christian

October 29, 2020

He was always funny, kind and generous to everyone he knew. His heart was as big as his laughs. He will be greatly missed by his group of friends the guys won't know what to do without him. Praying for the family and may God give you comfort in the days ahead.

Jennifer Solomon

October 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss love and prayers

Gerri Hensley

October 28, 2020

Bill was always a joy to be around! Always smiling, joking, carrying on something. Growing up in racing, he was always around as Uncle Damon was the Chief & Aunt Ruth, well she didn’t miss many races. Great having close family memories of Bill, He loved my Moma & Daddy & they loved him. I will miss seeing him on the deck reading the news paper each Sunday morning on my way to church! I sure am glad I stopped by a while ago. My prayers are with Donna as I know her heart is broken!

Karen Hawks

October 27, 2020

Nick and my hearts are broken for the loss of our good buddy. Our lives have been truly enriched to have known this wonderful man . Our prayers for Donna and the family to have strength through this difficult time. RIP good friend.