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Joel (Jay) Douglas Shields, 81, of Hampton, passed away June 11, 2017.
Jay was born in Oklahoma City, OK on January 13, 1936. He worked many jobs during his lifetime, and loved to list them for anyone: worked on oil rigs, at a soda fountain, basketball referee, plumber, electrician, high school English teacher, Division Manager for the Social Security Administration and Internal Revenue Service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS. Raised in Kansas and Oklahoma, he also lived many years in California, Hawaii and Nevada, where he practiced his golf at every opportunity.
He had a great sense of humor, and was a “jack of all trades”, never hesitating to take on any project. He loved hunting pheasant with his father and brother, and was known for his accuracy. He was an accomplished speaker, always projecting confidence and humor. He loved his pets, and always had a dog or cat(s) in the house.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Joel (Joe) and Bessie Shields; sister: Mary Ellen Sparks.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years: Pamela; son and daughter-in-law: Brett and Terri Shields of Phoenix, AZ; daughter and son-in-law: Tammy and Billy Jacob of Santee, CA; grandsons: Brett Shields, Jr., Shane Shields, Christian Levi Jacob; granddaughter: Danielle Jacob; great-granddaughter: Harper Lee Jacob; brother and sister-in-law: Russell Bradley and Christie Jo Shields; nieces: Whitney Austin Shields and Patricia Nicole Shields of Kingfisher, OK, Jackie Warman (Ben) of Oklahoma City, OK, Sheila Eileen Shields of Texas; and nephew: Christopher Bradley Shields of Kingfisher, OK. There are many great-nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. The Shields family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville.
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