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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.
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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:
  • One son and one daughter: William "Billy" Shields and Catherine "Cathy" Harker and husband, Ken, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Jennifer Shields, Jaclyn Swencki and husband, Patrick of Nashville, Tennessee; andChance Harker and Kayla Harker of Campbellsville, KY

  • One sister: Margaret Fox of Louisville, KY

  • A sister-in-law: Blondina Wood of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nephews and many great-nieces
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jean Shields, three brothers-in-law: William Coy Kidd, Ancil Wood and Howard Fox and a sister-in-law, Patricia Kidd.

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.

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Arthur G. (Art) Shields, Taylor County, KY (1924-2017)

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