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Dan George Shields

September 22, 2012

Southern Shores- Dan George Shields, 80, died Saturday September 22, 2012 at his residence in Southern Shores, NC. He was the son of the late Henry Tilman and Ethel Jordan Shields.

Following graduation from Osbourn High School in Manassas, VA, he attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in the Class of 1955 (16th Company). After 20 years of active service in the Navy as an engineer, manager, and training administrator, Dan retired Lieutenant Commander. For the next 22 years he worked for government contractors support the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Upon retiring to Southern Shores in 1997, he served the community on the Town’s Planning Board, Property Owners’ Association, Long Range Planning Committee, Flood Plain Management Committee and Town Council. His hobby was decoy carving.

He is survived by his wife of wife 26 years, Carolyn Marks Shields; three daughters Elizabeth Shields Newsome of St. Petersburg, Fl, Michele McGinley Shields of Waldorf, MD, and Tricia Shields Prokop of Duncansville, PA; one son Timothy Dan Shields of Walnut Creek, CA; two step-children Tracy Lyn Prosser of Cobden, IL, and Harrison Reed Prosser of Winchester, VA; nine grandchildren; a sister, Bonita L. Lingaitis of Culpeper, VA, and a brother-in-law, Charles Harrison Marks, III of Williamsburg, VA.

The family wishes to thank Dare Home Health and Hospice for their services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Dare Home Health and Hospice PO Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday September 27 at 2:00 at Duck United Methodist Church in Duck, NC. At a later date a service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.

Condolences may be shared with the family via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.