William J. "Bill" Shields, 72, of Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born on Sept. 21, 1941, in Braxton County, a son of the late Hoye and Matilda Shaver Shields. On Feb. 19, 1966, he was united in marriage to Helen Smith Shields, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth Shields and wife, Renee, of Buckhannon; and Bradley Shields and wife, Dana, of Bridgewater, Va.; one grandson, Braden Shields; two sisters, Viola Marie "Nancy" Ruby of Murray, Ky.; and Glenna May Pauley of New Brunswick, Canada; and three brothers, Melvin Shields of Weston; John Shields of Weston; and Don Shields of Flatwoods. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary, and four brothers, Roy, Clyde, Glen and Grant "Jimmie" Shields.