Doyle Eugene Shields, age 77 of Dayton, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2013 in Baytown, TX with his loving family by his side. Gene was born on July 3, 1936 in Fort Worth, TX, son of the late C.J. Shields and Margaret Wolfe Shields. Gene graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 1954. He was a salesman for over twelve years at Burnham Auto-Country. He was a member of the Dayton Masonic Lodge, past president of the Dayton Rotary Club and past member of the Dayton School Board. Gene loved to read, enjoyed the outdoors, was a faithful member of his church and loved his grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, first wife; Benetta Wall Shields, daughter; Jeanie Liddell and brother; Michael Shields. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, daughters; Suzette Warren and husband Dr. Ronnie Warren of Florida, Charlene Kirkham and husband Matt of Houston, son; Kyle Hoffpauir and wife Anje of Arkansas, sister; Carolyn Shields of Paris, TX, sister-in-law; Judy Shields of Waxahachie, TX, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services for Doyle Eugene Shields will be Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10am at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 North Main, Dayton, TX with burial to follow at Palms Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 16, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm at Sterling Funeral Home chapel. Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 16, 2013