Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Columbia Walmart Supercenter
Open 24 Hours
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Arthur G. (Art) Shields, Taylor County, KY (1924-2017)
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academny, a decorated veteran of WWII, and served in the Strategic Air Command until 1952, the year he married Florence Kidd. He was a strong Republican, and never voted other than a straight GOP ticket. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Click on headline for complete obituary with photo(s)
Arthur G. "Art" Shields, Jr., 92, of Campbellsville, KY, passed away at his home at 7:40pmET, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Campbellsville.
A graveside service will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Brookside Cemetery, 200 Boock W Main Street, by Bro. Ken Forman with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.
Arthur G. "Art" Shields, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1924-2017)
Arthur G. "Art" Shields, Jr. of Campbellsville, son of the late Arthur G. Shields Sr. and Ruth Marie Ferree Shields, was born October 6, 1924 in Hardin County, KY. He passed away at his home at 7:40 P.M., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Campbellsville. Age: 92
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Art attended the Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee through high school. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, entering World War II with the 45th Infantry Division. Making amphibious landings at Anzio and southern France, he fought in Sicily and Italy; through France and Belgium and into Germany, where he was stationed until the end of the war. While in Europe, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, the Europe Africa Ribbon with three Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal.
Coming home, he attended Lees McRae Jr. College in Banner Elk, North Carolina until the start of the Korean War, when he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving with the Strategic Air Command until 1952.
He united in marriage to Florence Kidd on November 25, 1952 the couple made their home in Louisville where he worked for Ford Motor Company and attended the University of Louisville. She later preceded him in death on October 3, 2008.
In May, 1959, he joined the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company at the Gabe Plant in Green County, KY retiring on January 1, 1986.
Active in the Republican Party, he never voted anything but a straight Republican ticket; and served as Co-Chairman of the KY State Board of Education during the Louie B. Nunn administration. Art was a 32 Degree Mason and a member of Pitman Lodge # 124 F&AM
He is survived by:
Send condolences to the family of Arthur G. "Art" Shields
The family would like to thank Lifeline Home Health, Hosparus of Green River and a special thanks to Art's caregivers: Patsy Bohanon, Beverly Cox and Pat Simpson.
The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Taylor County SPCA and may be made at the. funeral home.
This story was posted on 2017-07-27 07:49:09
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
Are made possible in part through the support ofGrissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.
Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.