Timothy Shields

Timothy J. Shields

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Timothy J. Shields passed away January 15, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer, a battle he fought with grace and dignity. He was 50 years old. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.

Known not only for his culinary talents, he was an avid gardener known for his eternal green thumb and a guy who always had one of the best vegetable gardens around, highlighted by the tastiest of tomatoes. He also had a passion for Bonsai and had some of the most beautiful Bonsai trees in the Ark-La-Tex. He was a staunch Saints fan and he and Debbie made many trips to New Orleans to enjoy the games with friends and family. He was also a great fan of Indy League Racing and was able to fulfill one of his dreams this past May of riding in one of the Indy cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will always be remembered as an amazing, strong husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend who was taken from our lives too soon.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Royal and Alice Shields. He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie, son Jack of Bedford, TX, brother, Terry Shields and his wife Linda of Shreveport, sister, Tina Howze and her husband, Danny of Bossier City, nephew Christopher Shields and his wife, Trichelle of Virginia Beach, VA, and nephew, Jason Graham of Baton Rouge, LA.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the . Condolences may be left on Tim's online memorial guestbook by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

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Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home
601 US Highway 80 East Haughton, LA 71037
(318) 949-9415

Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 18, 2013