Jackie Clay Shields

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Funeral services for Jackie Clay Shields, 76, of Killeen, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen. Burial with full military honors will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.

Mr. Shields died June 14, 2014, in Killeen. He was born April 19, 1938, in Clover Lick, W.Va., to Carl and Catherine Grimes Shields.

He retired from the Army in 1983 with the rank of master sergeant after serving 22 years, which included four years in the Marine Corps.

While on active duty, he earned the following ribbons and medals: Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3; National Defense Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one silver star and two bronze stars; Army Commendation Medal; Good Conduct Medal with one silver loop; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Humanitarian Service Medal; Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 4; and Meritorious Service Medal.

He retired from civil service at Fort Hood and retired after 22 years from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Mr. Shields was preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy Shields; Baby Girl Shields; and a daughter, Cherri Gilbreath.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Shields; children, T.J. and his wife, Cat, Ann and Frank; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Randal and his wife, Judy Shields, Pastor Robert and his wife, Pastor Betty Jean Shields; a sister, Carolyn Shields; three nieces; and five nephews.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.

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