Charles H. Shields
Charles H. Shields died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Page Memorial United United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jane Leechford officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
He was born Jan. 10, 1925, in High Falls, to Swannie Reynolds and Arthur Dewitt Shields.
Charles and his wife, Criss, enjoyed 64 years of marriage residing in Aberdeen. Together, they were active members of Page Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a head usher and active member of the Methodist Men. Charles was also a member of Roman Eagle Lodge 550 and a retired Aberdeen volunteer fireman.
Charles and Criss came to Aberdeen as newlyweds in 1948, and he worked at Robbins Mills for 10 years before owning and operating Shields Esso/Exxon Servicenter for 30 years. After retiring from the station, he joined the staff of Powell Funeral Home, where he worked part-time for 20 years.
For many years Charles played the piano with a combo called The Viscos. Sharing his talent and love for music with others gave him much pleasure.
In addition to his wife, Criss, Charles is survived by a son, Chuck Shields (Kathy) of Aheboro; a daughter, Melinda Parker (Bill), of Southern Pines; two grandsons, Adam Shields, of Asheboro, and Eric Shields (Teresa), of Zebulon; two granddaughters, Paige Siwy (Nick) and Brooke Liebl (Kyle), of Raleigh; and one great-grandson, Parker Siwy. He was predeceased by a grandson, Will Parker.
Memorials may be made to Page Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 28315. Online condolences may be made at www.Pines Funerals.com.