Thomas Robert Shields, a resident of McIntosh, Alabama, passed away Saturday, May 08, 2021. He was 59 years old. Thomas was a native of Indiana born July 15, 1961. He had a passion for music and was very talented at playing guitar and writing songs. Thomas loved riding his Harley motorcycle, but most of all, he loved his family and spending time with his girls and especially his grandson. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye. Thomas also served as a firefighter on the U.S.S. Nimitz in the United States Navy during the Iran Contra Affair. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Shields and Francis Fleck; brother, Jerry Lee Shields; and mother-in-law, Tollie Bell Reed. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lula Faye Shields; children, Audra Motes (Andrew), Doris Boyington (Craig), and Steven Vice; grandchildren, Shayna, Kearah, Jayla, and Maze; siblings, Carolyn Conrad, Judy Shields, Jack Shields (Bonnie), Cindy Fulkerson, and Scott Shields (Marie); and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 12pm until the 2pm funeral service Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Reed’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Snow officiating. Burial will follow in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama
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