Kenneth Eugene Shields
August 18, 1943 – March 10, 2019
Kenneth Eugene Shields, 75, of Dallas passed away on March 10, 2019, at his residence. Ken was born August 18, 1943, in Dallas, Texas, to Kermit W. and Sarah Oleta (Cummings) Shields.
He grew up in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, working newspaper delivery routes as a youth and fostering a deep love of the mechanical working of engines, cars and motorcycles. A graduate of Adamson High School (Dallas), Ken served with the United States Army as a sergeant during the Vietnam War and in Germany after his combat duty tour. Following his service, Ken earned his Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, before embarking on a career of work with the John Deere Company that spanned more than 25 years. After retirement, Ken enjoyed motorcycling trips with his brothers Kermit and Gary, taking in the latest movie blockbuster as well as travel with his family. Also an avid sports fan, Ken rarely missed tuning in on Friday night to his son’s radio play-by-play of high school football, following his grandkids’ summer and college baseball tournaments, football and water polo games, orchestra concerts, birthday celebrations and family gatherings of all kinds. Ken attended Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound, enjoying the weekly message and music with his family.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Sarah Shields, and nephew Kerry Shields.
He is survived by son Clint Shields and wife Kimberly Shields and their sons Braden and Reid of Dripping Springs, Texas; son Bill Shields and wife Cheran Shields and their daughters Leah and Mackenzie of Centralia, Washington; son Todd Boyd and wife Kim Boyd, and their children Brittany, Emily, Sarah and Chandler of Mexia, Texas; daughter Sara Chapple and husband Paul Chapple, and their children Caleb, Riley and Remi of Lantana, Texas; and brothers Kermit Shields and Gary Shields as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, Texas.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Ridgeway Cemetery near Sulphur Springs, Texas, with Cordel Robinson of Valley Creek Church presiding.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Shields, Bill Shields, Kermit Shields, Gary Shields, Gene Shields and Paul Chapple.
Directions to Ridgeway Cemetery are: Take Interstate 30 E toward Texarkana Continue on I-30 towards Greenville and past Greenville Take exit 116 off of I-30 toward Farm to Market Road 2653/Brashear Turn left onto FM 2653 N, continue 5.1 miles Turn right onto TX-11 E for just 100 feet Then turn left back onto FM 2653 N for .2 miles Ridgeway Cemetery will be on your left.
- Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, March 15, 2019
Kenneth Eugene Shields
March 22, 2019
Ken touched so many lives with his easy wit and common sense. It is so very and leaves a lump in your heart to know that such a fine guy and our good friend is gone.
KAY L. BASS
March 14, 2019
As one of (oh-so) many John Deere Dallas retiree comrades, I have very fond memories of the limited times Ken & I shared any moments together. He was always positive, uplifting and a bit of a jokester (in a good way), which we enjoyed & came to expect. Ken also “knew his craft” well and was helpful & supportive when asked. Ken truly took the pathway to Heaven much too soon. Please reminisce & share together your “Ken” good times and feel fortunate for the years you were blessed with his presence. My thoughts prayers are with all the extended Shields family. Kay L. Bass / Fort Worth, TX
March 14, 2019
March 13, 2019
My Condolences goes out to the Shields Family, My God Be With You Alwaya.