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Celebrating the life of
Mark Barlow Shields
March 29, 1951 - October 22, 2017
"Kingfisher"
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

I can't begin to imagine what your family is feeling, but let me share my heartfelt condolence, and may this Bible verse bring comfort to your family, 1 Peter chapter 5 and verse 7 that say, While you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. The death of a loved one touches all of our hearts. It can lock us in fear, it can cripple our will to go on. So when we are troubled and weak, when each days seems harder than the past, When you have moments when nothing seems to help. Please know that we care and pray for your family. May our Heavenly Father be with you!

Williams Family, Savannah , Georgia

I grew up with Mark's sister Polly. Spent many nights at her house where Mark and brother Steve were present! What a great guy he was! I wish could say I knew him as a man. I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for all of you.

Jan Reynolds Garcia, Calera, Al

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

These words pf deepest sympathy are sent with the hope that, as time goes by. cherished memories will help bring you inner peace, and make your loved one seem stilll very close to you. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your ?

Mr. & Mrs. Wylie W. Cave III, Port Wentworth, Ga.

Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was such an inspiration to all of us. I will miss the discussions that we had about past family get togethers, hunting, and golf. I have many fond memories of my cousin. He was such a jokester too. I am encouraged by my knowledge of his faith in Jesus Christ, and I know that he is with his family members in heaven. Barbara and I will be praying for you and your family during these trying times.

Michael and Barbara Galligan, San Antonio, Texas

Barbara, Harley and other family members, We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could find the right words to express our sympathy to you. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Cecil and Rosemarie.

Cecil and Rosemarie Mastison, Savannah, GA

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the scripture found at Revelation 21:4. There God promises to do away with death. It is comforting because we all have been touched by this painful enemy at some point and it gives us hope for the future. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly , Pooler, Ga

So sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you, Summer, and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers!

Chris Finnegan , Richmond Hill,

Barbara my heart is breaking for you and your family. I just learned of Mark's passing. Mike and I are beyond words. We pray that God be with you all in your time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences.

Donna Johnson, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Shields Family on your loss. Please know your loss is shared and that Jehovah God has promised at Revelation 21:3,4 (to wipe out pain sickness dorrow and death). Please visit www.jw.org for more promises.

Henry, , GA

Bob and I are in great sorrow over the loss of our Cousin Mark. We have many great memories growing up, most at the cottage at Indian Lake. He loved campfires,hunting,fishing,and his dogs. We love and will miss Mark. Bob and Beth

Beth Rettig Kautz & Bob Rettig, Ohio and SC,

Mark was always very good to me while I worked at Critz. He is a good, kind and generous man. My prayers are with Barbara and his family.

Teresa Semmler, Bluffton, SC

We are so very sorry to hear of Marks passing. He was truly a great man and willing to always help. He will be sadly missed. Bobby Stevens

Bobby Stevens, Seguin, TX

I'm so sorry for your loss, I understand how difficult this is. I am here for you if you need anything. Love you

Bonnie Applegate , Bloomingdale , Ga

Barbara, I know the loss you feel for I just went thru this myself in May. When people say there are no words as you know now there are none. I found peace in the Lord and his promise to see Hub again. I found thinking that he is out of pain, and the chains of this world, he would not take a million dollars to come back. He is truly happy and is at peace. I thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Toni McIver, Hardeeville, sc

Mark and Barbara were my next door neighbors for many years at Ocean Resorts and it was a joy to have them so close. Such a shock to see Mark pass so young, with so much more to live for. My prayers to Barbara and the Family.

Betty Brousseau, Fort Pierce, fl

My dear friend and cousin Mark. Always the one to encourage, positive, upbeat guy. Mark was so easy to talk to and quick to lift up his friends and family during difficult times like these. Mark will be sorely missed and leaves his soul mate Barbara and their children Harley, Mark Jr and Summer. May God grant you peace and love to you all. I just spent a long weekend with Mark in May and his passing has left me in shock and dis belief. Mark died doing what he loved hunting deer in the peace and tranquility of the woods. RIP my dear cousin Mark. You will be missed

Tommy & Shari Galligan, San Antonio, TX

I am glad I got to meet him and proud to call him my friend. Very seldom not to see him smiling and always had time to listen if you needed him. Mark will be truly missed by myself and everyone at Critz. We are deeply sorry for your loss and mourn your loss with you.

Ed and Emily Flingos, Savannah, GEORGIA

The sweetest kindest man ever known , he always saw the best in people , he adored his wife and lived for his family , our deepest condolences, God has one of the very very best , God bless the family and comfort them in this most difficult time

Bianka &Robert Olszak, Richmond Hill, Ga

Mark Barlow Shields, 66, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017.  He was born in Kosciusko, MS, son of Dwayne A. and Patricia Barlow Shields.  He was reared in Lima, OH where he graduated from Shawnee High School.  Mr. Shields received an associate’s degree from Northwood Institute in Midland, MI and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in Lima, OH.

While living in Jacksonville, FL he met Barbara Booth on a blind date.  They were married in 1973 and made their home in Jacksonville where he worked for Key Royal Automotive. In 2004, they moved to Savannah where he joined Critz Automotive Group as Director of Marketing and Training.

Mark was an outdoorsman and especially loved hunting and fishing.  He was a scratch golfer in his youth, member of the Harley’s Owners Group and a man of strong Christian faith and above all, one of the kindest and most genuine individuals you would ever meet.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Barbara B. Shields of Savannah, GA; children, Summer Schwarzer (Matt) of Savannah, GA; Mark B. Shields, II of Savannah, GA; Harley Bryan, Jr. (Shannon) of Jacksonville, FL; Hayley Young (Emmit) of Jacksonville, FL; Amy O’Hanrahan (Casey) of Jacksonville, FL; mother, Patricia Shields Cheney of Lima, OH; brother, Steve Alan Shields of Ft. Pierce, FL and his children, Dane Shields and Kathleen Jamison; sister, Polly Shields Henry (Michael) of Sacramento, CA and her children, Jessica Green (Jesse) and Jeffrey Henry; grandchildren, Riley, Brayden, Ashley, Emma, Cassidy, Heather, Nicole, Christopher, Casey Jr., Striker, Jet; predeceased by Harley Bryan, III, Holly & Eric Boone; several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the Hodgson Chapel of Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors.

 

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GUEST BOOK

I can't begin to imagine what your family is feeling, but let me share my heartfelt condolence, and may this Bible verse bring comfort to your family, 1 Peter chapter 5 and verse 7 that say, While you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. The death of a loved one touches all of our hearts. It can lock us in fear, it can cripple our will to go on. So when we are troubled and weak, when each days seems harder than the past, When you have moments when nothing seems to help. Please know that we care and pray for your family. May our Heavenly Father be with you!

Williams Family, Savannah , Georgia

I grew up with Mark's sister Polly. Spent many nights at her house where Mark and brother Steve were present! What a great guy he was! I wish could say I knew him as a man. I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for all of you.

Jan Reynolds Garcia, Calera, Al

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

These words pf deepest sympathy are sent with the hope that, as time goes by. cherished memories will help bring you inner peace, and make your loved one seem stilll very close to you. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your ?

Mr. & Mrs. Wylie W. Cave III, Port Wentworth, Ga.

Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was such an inspiration to all of us. I will miss the discussions that we had about past family get togethers, hunting, and golf. I have many fond memories of my cousin. He was such a jokester too. I am encouraged by my knowledge of his faith in Jesus Christ, and I know that he is with his family members in heaven. Barbara and I will be praying for you and your family during these trying times.

Michael and Barbara Galligan, San Antonio, Texas

Barbara, Harley and other family members, We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could find the right words to express our sympathy to you. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Cecil and Rosemarie.

Cecil and Rosemarie Mastison, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Gerald & Diane Kurz — Georgia

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the scripture found at Revelation 21:4. There God promises to do away with death. It is comforting because we all have been touched by this painful enemy at some point and it gives us hope for the future. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly , Pooler, Ga

So sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you, Summer, and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers!

Chris Finnegan , Richmond Hill,

Barbara my heart is breaking for you and your family. I just learned of Mark's passing. Mike and I are beyond words. We pray that God be with you all in your time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences.

Donna Johnson, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Shields Family on your loss. Please know your loss is shared and that Jehovah God has promised at Revelation 21:3,4 (to wipe out pain sickness dorrow and death). Please visit www.jw.org for more promises.

Henry, , GA

Candle tribute lit by Bob and Melinda — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Beth and Ev — Ohio

Bob and I are in great sorrow over the loss of our Cousin Mark. We have many great memories growing up, most at the cottage at Indian Lake. He loved campfires,hunting,fishing,and his dogs. We love and will miss Mark. Bob and Beth

Beth Rettig Kautz & Bob Rettig, Ohio and SC,

Mark was always very good to me while I worked at Critz. He is a good, kind and generous man. My prayers are with Barbara and his family.

Teresa Semmler, Bluffton, SC

We are so very sorry to hear of Marks passing. He was truly a great man and willing to always help. He will be sadly missed. Bobby Stevens

Bobby Stevens, Seguin, TX

I'm so sorry for your loss, I understand how difficult this is. I am here for you if you need anything. Love you

Bonnie Applegate , Bloomingdale , Ga

Barbara, I know the loss you feel for I just went thru this myself in May. When people say there are no words as you know now there are none. I found peace in the Lord and his promise to see Hub again. I found thinking that he is out of pain, and the chains of this world, he would not take a million dollars to come back. He is truly happy and is at peace. I thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Toni McIver, Hardeeville, sc

Candle tribute lit by Jessica & Jesse Green — Oklahoma

Mark and Barbara were my next door neighbors for many years at Ocean Resorts and it was a joy to have them so close. Such a shock to see Mark pass so young, with so much more to live for. My prayers to Barbara and the Family.

Betty Brousseau, Fort Pierce, fl

My dear friend and cousin Mark. Always the one to encourage, positive, upbeat guy. Mark was so easy to talk to and quick to lift up his friends and family during difficult times like these. Mark will be sorely missed and leaves his soul mate Barbara and their children Harley, Mark Jr and Summer. May God grant you peace and love to you all. I just spent a long weekend with Mark in May and his passing has left me in shock and dis belief. Mark died doing what he loved hunting deer in the peace and tranquility of the woods. RIP my dear cousin Mark. You will be missed

Tommy & Shari Galligan, San Antonio, TX

Candle tribute lit by Emily Flingos — Georgia

I am glad I got to meet him and proud to call him my friend. Very seldom not to see him smiling and always had time to listen if you needed him. Mark will be truly missed by myself and everyone at Critz. We are deeply sorry for your loss and mourn your loss with you.

Ed and Emily Flingos, Savannah, GEORGIA

Candle tribute lit by Ed Flingos — Georgia

The sweetest kindest man ever known , he always saw the best in people , he adored his wife and lived for his family , our deepest condolences, God has one of the very very best , God bless the family and comfort them in this most difficult time

Bianka &Robert Olszak, Richmond Hill, Ga


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