Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

George “Randy” Shields

George “Randy” Shields, 72, of Albemarle passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in his home.  His funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday at Canton Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Mabry and Rev. Gary Hunsucker officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Born May 22, 1945 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late George Washington Shields and Mary Rice Shields of Norwood, NC. He was a retired truck driver with Overnight Transport.  Randy was a member of Canton Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp.  He started the Endy First Responders and was active for over 30 years with the Endy Volunteer Fire Dept.

Mr. Shields is survived by his wife Sylvia Hodge Shields of the home, sons Randy Delaine Shields and wife Suzanne and Tommy Wayne Shields and wife Vanessa, brother Charles Thomas Shields and Richard Lee Shields, sister Sandra Kay Patterson grandchildren Meredith Shields Austin and husband Curtis, Jonathan Delaine Shields and wife Abree, Karie Grace Shields, and Noah Wayne Shields.  A sister Wanda Sue Kirk preceded him in death.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie at 960 N. First St. Albemarle, NC 28001 or to Canton Baptist Church at 24615 Endy Rd. Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • Kim Whitley Posted December 13, 2017 4:46 pm

    So sorry to hear this. This is a loss for our whole community. Prayers for all of your family.

  • Lynette W. Norton Posted December 13, 2017 5:29 pm

    Sylvia, I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing, praying for you and family.

  • WILLIAM ALLEN Posted December 13, 2017 8:45 pm

    Sylvia, I was very sad to see that Randy had pass. He was a wonderful friend and I know you will miss him. I will put your family in my prayers. May God Give You Peace and Hold You In This Arms Now. GOD BLESS

  • Cindy Dry Posted December 13, 2017 9:25 pm

    Sylvia and Family….Ron and I send our love and prayers during this time. We were so sorry to hear this.

  • Allen Lawrence Posted December 13, 2017 10:30 pm

    Sylvia, so sadden to learn of Randy’s passing. My prayers continue to be with you and yours as we discussed several weeks ago in the Doctors Office in Richfield. I enjoyed working with Randy thru EMS. “HE Gave His All To His Fellow Man and The Community To Make This World A Better Place and To Improve The Quality of Life For Many! “.

  • Frankie Gale Harris Posted December 13, 2017 11:59 pm

    Sylvia I send my sincere condolences on Randy’s passing. Knowing that his suffering has come to an end is a blessing from God. I pray that God grants comfort to you and your family today and for the days ahead.

  • Terry Frick Posted December 14, 2017 4:36 pm

    We’re sorry for your loss. May God’s Peace comfort you.

  • Alan and Kay Eury Posted December 15, 2017 11:22 am

    May God keep you in his loving care, during your time of sorrow, God Bless Your Family. A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the sirens-calls. The good life I lived while I was strong (Endy Volunteer Fire Department) Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you all. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. PLEASE Continue traditions, no matter how small. PLEASE Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, you have been my LIFE, so keep your chin up (Sylvia, Family and Fire Dept Family HE LOVED ALL OF YOU SO VERY MUCH). Until the day comes we’re together again. God will take care of everything in HIS TIME. With all heads bowed and our hands together “IN JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN”

    Alan and Kay Eury

  • Pam Medlin Posted December 15, 2017 3:01 pm

    Sylvia and boys, my sincerest prayers for peace. Transylvania was a friend to all, and had more than his share of medical issues for many years. Just remember God make all us children whole in His kingdom. Our love and sympathy. Pam and Gary

  • Kris Stiller Posted December 16, 2017 10:23 am

    Sylvia and Family, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Stella Simpler Posted December 18, 2017 12:23 pm

    I’m so very sorry to learn of your loss. Prayers for peace.

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