Charles H. Shields, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning October 17, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Page Memorial United United Methodist Church with Rev. Jane Leechford officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery.
He was born in Highfalls, NC on January 10, 1925 to Swannie Reynolds and Arthur Dewitt Shields.
Charles and his wife Criss enjoyed sixty-four years of marriage residing in Aberdeen. Together, they have been 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 ten years before owning and operating Shields Esso/Exxon Servicenter for thirty years. After retiring from the station, he joined the staff of Powell Funeral Home where he worked part-time for twenty 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.
The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
Memorials may be made to Page Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 28315

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  1. I always enjoyed working with Charles at Powell Funeral Home and especially enjoyed his stories and piano-playing. My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Larry Russell

  2. Uncle Charles always had a big smile, infectious laugh, and great stories. He has provided the entire family with MANY fond memories and will be sorely missed. Michael (Mike) Shields

  3. Mr. Shields was a fine man. He was always the same and treated others with such loving kindness. Love and prayers to the family, Dell Monroe Crumpton

  4. Criss and dear family, we are saddened to hear about the death of Charles. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Charles was a very special Reynolds cousin with his infectious smile and ready hug for all! What fond and fun memorie

  5. Charles was the sweetest daddy ever. It was a treat to know him and see him interact with Melinda and Chuck. All my love, Nancy Bridgers Battle

  6. Chriss and Family, Steve and I are so sorry to hear about Charles passing. We certainly will miss his smiling face at Wendy’s on Sunday nights.

  7. Your Charles – a truly honorable, sweet, kind fella – always. The epitomy of what a man of faith and character should be. We share your sadness and pray that God will bring you all peace.
    Chess and Joy Cloninger

  8. When Ted and I would visit Edna, just after asking her about Yates and Laura, it was always how are Charles and Cris, and how are they. Please know that I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. Love, Jan Frye

  9. Criss, we are so sad about Charles’ passing. What a great love you two shared. He was a special man and will be missed by many.
    Elaine Crissman and family

  10. Charles was one of the nicest people I have ever met… Always there with a ready smile and a warm handshake. In the seventies during the gas crisis he would open up his Exxon station just long enough for me to get enough gas to get back to ECU. We are so

  11. We will miss you Brother Charlie, I remember many wonderful occasions that were had with the Dowless family, the Edwards family and our Masonic Fraternity. Love always Jimmie and Norma Dowless.

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