OBITUARY

John E. Shields

September 29, 1939March 8, 2019
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John Edward Shields passed away on March 8, 2019 in Merritt Island, Florida. He was born on September 29, 1939 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Emzie Truman Shields and Clara Kearney Boyd Shields.

John was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and retired from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was employed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral since the late 1960’s. He was proud of his work on the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs as an industrial painter and later as a rigger, and was known to rappel off the side of the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building while performing his duties. John enjoyed hunting, boating and NASCAR.

John was a devoted family man and loving father. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Frances Ann Shields; a daughter, Tina Denise Shields, of Aberdeen, New Jersey; and a son, John Edward Shields, Jr., of Rockledge, Florida; two sisters, Patricia Ann Hudgins and Peggy Joyce Ramage of Kosciusko, Mississippi; along with four grandchildren, Drew Ellison Shiner, Eve Arielle Schroeder, Garrett Reed Shields, and Clay Austin Shields.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

John E. Shields

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Linda Yawn

March 20, 2019

Dear Shields family. So sorry and sad to hear of Johnny’s passing. As I think back of my time with CDS, I will always remember all the special events shared with Johnny and Fran. He was the ultimate husband, father and caregiver. His wonderful smile and soft spoken nature will be greatly missed.
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family,
Linda and Lynn Yawn

Jimmy & Debby Shackelford

March 18, 2019

We were sadden to hear this unexpected news of John’s passing. Such good memories of John and Fran together it hurts our hearts. Prayers for the entire Shield’s family. We are sending love, hugs, and prayers
Love, Jimmy and Debby Shackelford

Bob Barton

March 15, 2019

Good memories of the time we worked together and K.S.C. Extending prayers to the family in this, a most dreaded time we all must face as we travel through life. May the good Lord keep you strong through this sad occasion.

Joan Carfi

March 15, 2019

We were so sorry to hear about Johnny’s passing. We have many memories of the good times we spent with both Johnny and Fran.

Holly & Gary Turner

March 14, 2019

Johnny was a wonderful co- worker and friend. He always made us laugh. Our hearts go out to the Shields family. May the memories you hold get you through this difficult time.

Sue Highsmith

March 14, 2019

John, Sherri, Garrett and Clay, Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve Smith

March 12, 2019

To the Family of Johnnie & Fran Shields,

Praying for comfort to you all in the passing of your father and husband. Remember sharing so many great memories from trips that Fran and Johnnie went on with Credit Data. From all of Johnnie and Fran's extended family at Credit Data Services, our condolences.

Steve Smith, former Executive Director at CDS.

Buffaloe Family

March 11, 2019

John, Sherri, Garrett & Clay - Know that we will lift each of you up in prayer. We are here for you guys. Johnny always had a smile on his face and was always quick with a hello. You were all so loved by him!

Tim, Angie, Courtney & Zachary

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