Ernest Linwood Shields Sr., 88, passed away in Little Rock on July 4, 2013.
Ernest Linwood Shields Sr. Ernest Linwood Shields Sr., 88, passed away in Little Rock on July 4, 2013. Ernest is predeceased by his sons, Bobby Shields, Ernest Shields Jr. and Lynn Shields Sr., his brother, James Robert Roy Jr., his sisters, Margaret Roberts and Lucille Shields. Ernest leaves his loving wife of 67 years, Laverne Evon Shields. His daughter Karen Payne of North Little Rock; daughter-in-law Susan Shields of Little Rock; grandsons Jonathon Redding, James Redding Jr., Lynn Shields Jr. and Kelly Shields; granddaughters, Diane Smith, Traci Williams and Jeannie Shields; and his sister, Louise Rushing, lovingly remember Ernest. Ernest was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Carina (AK-74) in the South Pacific Theater of operations for three years. He also served in the Army as a sergeant during the Korean War for two years. Ernest loved photography, working in his yard, working with his church and was a dedicated family man. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Monday, July 8 at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena Curtis Pettie officiating. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. You may view and sign online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.