Celebration of Life Service:

11/20/2009 3:00 pm at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church

Selvin Edward Shields, Jr.

July 9, 1951
Passed Away:
November 10, 2009

“Ed” passed away at home in Black Forest, surrounded by his loving family, after battling esophageal cancer at age 58.

He was born in Ft. Benning, GA to Selvin E. and Florence L. (Woodbury) Shields who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan, three children: Holly Scott (husband Mike), Selvin E. Shields III (wife Brittany), and Jennifer Shields (husband Patrick) all residing in the area. Also surviving him are two sisters, Peggy Schibik of Evansville, IN and La Claire Shields of El Paso, TX as well as five grandchildren: Michael, Morgan, Cody, Christian and Ryan.

He grew up an Army brat, living in many places in the United States. After winning the draft lottery (#1) he entered ROTC at Central Michigan University, graduating in 1973. He then began his Army career with the Infantry, later switching to Ordinance. “Ed” proudly served in the United States Army for twenty years, retiring in 1993 to Colorado Springs. He then became a Contractor at Ft. Carson, after which he spent 15 years as Comptroller.

He loved watching the Washington Redskins, the Colorado Rockies, gardening, fishing with his son and grandchildren, and making home brewed beer.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 3:00pm. Please call (719) 488-1365 for directions to the church.


3 Responses to Selvin Edward Shields, Jr.

  1. Peter D Heidgerd says:

    I am sooooooo sorry to hear of (as I called him, CPT Shields, and later while I was in Germany…And he was too, MAJ. Shields) passing! He was a great Professor of Military Science at UNCC, where I first met him, and his family– Susan and the kids put me up when I first arrived in Charlotte until the dormitories opened up. This was August 23, 1981. Susan, I am soooo sorry for your great loss. Hello to everyone, Holly, Eddie and Jennifer! He was truly a great Army Officer, awesome role model, and mentor! May God bless you all. Peter

  2. InSung Oaks Lee says:

    Today, 20 February 2012 I found out his passing via online search. He didn’t go by his first name but Ed as I knew him as a fellow ROTC Cadet where his father was the Professor of Military Science. Ed, I and some 50 plus Cadets begin our journey through the turbulent Vietnam War period and required courage to stay on the ROTC program as we and the servicemen were look down upon during the “war demonstration” time. We were together participating in ROTC related programs and also belong to the ROTC Mu Sigma fraternity, and received our commission as Second Lieutenants in 1973. Sorry to see him leave us so early and my sincere condolences to the Shields’ family.

  3. Mike Mckay says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. While I only worked for the boss for a couple years, he left an incredible mark on me. I was actually using a story about him yesterday with one of my manufacturing managers regarding doing things right, just because it was the right thing to do. I am extremely grateful for the time I knew him, and he will impact the rest of my life. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to the celebration – he was a great man in my eyes. Mike

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