Carthage, NC   Joel Stephen Shields, 55, of Sissonville, WV passed away on Thursday, February  5, 2015 following a short illness.

  Joel had a lengthy career as an environmental specialist that allowed him to travel extensively throughout the United States.

  Joel is survived by his wife Connie, of Sissonville; parents Rev. Warren and Peggy Shields of Eagle Springs, NC; sister Becky McCandless and husband Ken of Eagle Springs, NC; brothers Duane and wife Cindi of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Paul Shields and wife Ann Marie of Jacksonville, Florida; step-daughter Lindsay Walker and husband Adam of Pocatalico, WV; step-son NathanGarnes and wife Renae of Cross Lanes, WV; step-grandson Benjamin Walker; Father and mother-in-law Arthur and Leona Fisher; 3 nieces, 6 nephews, 2 great-nieces, 4 great-nephews, and his beloved dogs Sable, Coco, Bob, Bella and Bubby.

A memorial service was held in Carthage, NC on Sunday, February 8, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:00pm at the mausoleum at Floral Hills in Pocatalico, WV.   Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the Shields family.   Condolences:

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  1. May God comfort Joel’s family through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all, I am so sorry for your loss, God Bless you all.

  2. Though now you are grieving, please remember that you are not alone. Psalm 46:1 says, ‘God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.’ Pray to Him for strength. He will really help you (Isaiah 41:10) because He cares fo

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Peggy, Warren and family. Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love you. Margie, Patty, Kathie and Aubrey

  4. So sorry for your sudden loss. Hold on the great memories that you and your loved one have made together. It’s the Pictures, the good times, and the precious moments that give us comfort. May God continue to bless your family and heal your broken hearts.

  5. It has been so many years that I have thought of your family. I felt bound tonight to try to contact and I wanted to express my sorrow of the loss of your son. Please let me know how you all are doing. God bless you.

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