George H. O'Shields

February 16, 1935February 18, 2021

George H. O'Shields, age 86, of Greenville, South Carolina passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. George was born February 16, 1935 in Davidson, North Carolina to Eva Jane Waldrop O'Shields Trotter and Lawrence Grady O'Shields.

For over 40 years, Mr. O’Shields was a custom home builder in the Upstate. Along with his strong work ethic, he truly enjoyed carpentry, fishing, Atlanta Braves‘ baseball and Clemson Tigers’ football. He never met a stranger and will be best remembered for his legacy of love and dedication to his family and to God.

George is survived by his wife June Mullinax Nantz O'Shields of Greenville; son George H. "Sam" O'Shields Jr. (Paulette) of Greenwood; daughter Kathy Marie O'Shields Motes of Hendersonville, NC; and step-daughter Jacqueline Nantz Lovegrove (Robb) of Greenville; sister Naomi Reynolds, sister Beulah Frasure and sister Barbara Sloan; granddaughter Lori O'Shields Shaw (Glenn), grandson George H. "Hank" O'Shields III (Kelly), granddaughter Melissa O'Shields Green (Matthew), grandson Casey O'Shields (Amanda), granddaughter Sara Grace Lovegrove, granddaughter Emilee Michelle Lovegrove, grandson Phillip Motes, granddaughter Janie Motes, grandson William Motes (Heather), granddaughter Katie Motes and granddaughter Autumn Motes.

George was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys L. O'Shields; step-son Dr. Joe A. Nantz; father Lawrence Grady O'Shields; mother Eva Jane Waldrop O'Shields Trotter and step-father Henry Trotter.

Mr. O'Shields also leaves nine great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

A family viewing will be held Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2:00pm at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. A funeral service for George will follow the viewing at 3:00pm. The family will be holding a private burial ceremony at a later date. Masks and social distancing will be observed during all services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George's memory may be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 1801 Woodruff Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29607,

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the O'Shields family.


  • Lawrence Grady O'Shields, Father (deceased)
  • Eva Jane Waldrop O'Shields Trotter, Mother (deceased)
  • Gladys L. O'Shields, First Wife (deceased)
  • Henry Trotter, Step-Father (deceased)
  • June Mullinax Nantz O'Shields, Wife
  • George H. "Sam" O'Shields Jr. (Paulette), Son
  • Kathy Marie O'Shields Motes, Daughter
  • Jacqueline Nantz Lovegrove (Robb), Step-Daughter
  • Dr. Joe A. Nantz, step-son (deceased)
  • Lori O'Shields Shaw (Glenn), Granddaughter
  • George H. "Hank" O'Shields III (Kelly), Grandson
  • Melissa O'Shields Green (Matthew), Granddaughter
  • Casey O'Shields (Amanda), Grandson
  • Sara Grace Lovegrove, Granddaughter
  • Emilee Michelle Lovegrove, Granddaughter
  • Naomi Reynolds, Sister
  • Beulah Frasure, Sister
  • Barbara Sloan, Sister
  • Phillip Motes, Grandson
  • Janie Motes, Granddaughter
  • William Motes (Heather), Grandson
  • Katie Motes, Granddaughter
  • Autumn Motes, Granddaughter
  • Mr. O'Shields also leaves nine great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Family Viewing

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, February 21, 2021


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Sam O'Shields

February 19, 2021

Dad loved fishing, carpentry, building, Atlanta Braves Baseball, and Clemson Football. His real passions were God, church and family. He loved people and never met a stranger. As I have heard from many, he left a Legacy. He worked hard and helped many be more than they ever thought possible. He encouraged, he taught, he lived, he laughed and he loved. Dad, we appreciate you, we love you and already we miss you. Until we meet again.