William Mark Shields
William Mark Shields
  • May 13, 1959 - January 2, 2016
  • Stuarts Draft, Virginia

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William Mark Shields, 56, of Stuarts Draft passed away January 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born May 13, 1959 in Waynesboro, he was the son of Betty (McAlister) Shields Johns and the late Robert William Shields.
William was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Waynesboro. He had previously been employed by the Norfolk Ship Yard where he worked as a machinist. An avid outdoorsmen, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His family will remember him as a "master tinkerer" with the ability to fix anything.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his two sons, Zachary Shields and Michael Shields; two sisters, Theresa Hodge and husband, Dave and Mary Tabor and husband, Tony; two brothers, Robert Shields and friend, Linda Chapman and Patrick Shields and friend, Dawn Meunier; step father, James Johns; three step brothers, Steve Johns and wife, Charlann, David Johns and wife, Rachel and Charles "Chuck" Johns and wife, Khanda; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Following cremation, there will be no formal services or visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, 1240 Lee St., Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com