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Charles David Shields, Age: 74
Jun 15,1945---Sep 19,2019

Charles David Shields, 74, Independence, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019, after a 10-year battle with cancer. His parents, Edwin and Alice Ruby (Brockman) Shields, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Everett and Marie Quinones, his step-father and two step-sisters. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; children Cindy Cooksey, Lee’s Summit; and Ken Shields, Gilbert, AZ; his grandchildren Jonathon (Tori) Cooksey; and Alyssa (Matt) Scheffler; and one great grandchild, Kinsley. Also, three brothers, Howard (Modene) Shields, Hurst, TX; Thomas (Andrea) Shields, Davenport, IA; Robert Shields (Pat), Kansas City, MO; one sister, Carolyn Sue Woodford, Eldon, MO; and four step-brothers: Clifford, Stanley, Jimmy, and Kyle Rorrer. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. His interests and hobbies were numerous, but he loved hunting, his motorcycle, off-road four-wheeling, boating, camping, and the great outdoors. Graveside services will be held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00 am. Following the service a Celebration of Life will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave., Lee's Summit, MO, 64063

Additional Service:
Graveside Service
Location:
Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Higginsville
Address:
20129 Business Hwy 13
City:
Higginsville
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64037
Date of Service:
Sep 27 ,2019
Time of Service:
10:00 am
Additional Information:
No Additional Information Added
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Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Gamber Center
Address:
4 SE Independence Ave.
City:
Lee's Summit
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64063
Date of Service:
Sep 27 ,2019
Time of Service:
12:30 pm
Additional Information:

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave., Lee's Summit, MO, 64063 following the service.

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Condolences

michael crawford Sep 20 ,2019

friend ,mobile ,AL

Very sorry for your loss. Love Mike and Lucille.

PATRICK Lucito Sep 21 ,2019

Friend ,kansas City ,Missouri

Carolyn, Cindy and Ken I am so sorry for the lost of Charles (Chuck)and words can not describe the heaviness I have in my heart today. Chuck was not only my friend but a mentor and a teacher too, and no matter how many times I could not get that screw drilled straight Chuck would laugh at me and always had patience. Chuck is the kind of man who was willing to lend a hand even if he was feeling weak,sick from his Cancer, no matter what Chuck was there to help. Chuck had a electrifying smile, and a laugh that I will never forget and always greeted everyone with a strong hand shake and a kind word too.. I came across a Poem that made my eye's water and It made me think of my friend Chuck today and how much I will miss him. "We all live and one day we will die and leave this world behind. But it is the memories and smiles that are remembered by others that count." Rest now my friend I will truly miss you and look forward to that one day we meet again.. With Love and gratitude your friend Pat

Stephen Clayton Sep 22 ,2019

Brother-in-law ,Decorah ,Iowa

As a young miss guided kid he stepped up by including me in his life and activities. They became my role models. As well he kept it real. Thank you!

John and Maureen Clayton Sep 22 ,2019

Cousins ,Wasilla ,Alaska

We are sad to hear this. We know there are no words that will heal the loss, but please know we are thinking of you Carolyn and your family at this tough time. Our loss of our daughter with cancer in April brought us to our knees, so we know the pain. Trust that time will bring better days. Our prayers go out to all of the family .Hugs and love to all. Your cousins John and Maureen

Arlene Joyce DeClements Sep 22 ,2019

Sister-in-law ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Charles was a great person, one who you enjoyed being around. I’m praying that with Gods help you can recover and know that you tenderly did what you could to make him feel better. Charles was a trooper, who loved his family dearly. May God help you and all your family at this sad time and help you in your grief. Love and prayers, Joyce DeClements

Debbie and Jim Rorrer Sep 23 ,2019

Step brother and sister in law ,Princeton ,Louisiana

Carol, We are so sorry to hear about Charles. He was truly a great guy! He always had a joke and my children thought he was the greatest. Tracy was really hit hard with the news. She really thought Charles was the greatest and funniest uncle. I wish we could be there for the celebration of life. Please know that y'all are in our prayers! He is at peace now and will be welcomed by his family and mine in heaven. Love to you and family from Debbie, Jim, Tracy, Nancy, and Michael.

Michelle Sangiuliano Sep 25 ,2019

Niece ,Leesburg ,Virginia

Aunt Carolyn, Cindy and Kenny - I am soooo very saddened by the loss of Uncle Charles. I have wonderful memories of family holidays at your house playing volleyball, making ice cream, the unforgettable Winnebago trip across the country when Cindy, Kenny, Michael and I were teens, visiting you all in New Mexico, and rides on his motorcycle among many others. He will always be in our hearts!

Esther Lavonne Klaudt Sep 25 ,2019

Sister ,Kansas City ,Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss Carolyn,Cindy,Ken and all the family! Charles was a wonderful person and always helpful and kind. We will miss him . Love to all. Lots of Love, Ivan &Esther