Billy Shields, 63, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Rector, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.
Born March 27, 1944, in Drain, Ore., he attended Rector High School. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier.
He was preceded in death by his parents: William Shields and Nellie Shields Tyler; one son, Bill Shields Jr., and his stepfather, Corbett Tyler.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Nelson Shields; his children, Eric Shields and Justin Shields of Atlanta, Ga., Tammy Kimano of Atlanta, Jason Hobbs of Sherwood and Dawn Upshaw of Tulsa; his grandchildren, Jason, Kayla and Jasmin Kimano, Kaitlyn and Madison Shields and Brittany and Blaine Upshaw; two brothers, Nathan Shields of Eugene, Ore., and Danny Shields of Paragould; three sisters, Donna Adami of Benton, Martha Stephen of West Sacramento, Calif., and Betty Shields of Spokane, Wash.; 10 nephews and nieces, and a host of cousins and friends.
Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Irby Funeral Home in Rector with Bro. Paul Seegraves officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway.
Those who wish may sign the online guest book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com.