Born: March 24, 1949 - Deceased: April 30, 2021
Robert Lee Shields, 72, of Belleville, Illinois, was born on Thursday, March 24, 1949. On April 30, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children, Robert went home to be with Jesus.
Robert married Linda on October 20, 1979, and together they have four children, Rosie, Kyle, Christine, and Brandon. Robert was a devoted and loving spouse, as well as a very caring and fun father. Throughout the years, he worked at Stag Brewery and Belleville School District #118. He was a very hard worker and very strong. He loved building things, and helping others, but as years passed and his health declined, Robert would enjoy car rides with Linda and watching the show, “Gunsmoke”. He was a favorite to many and will be remembered for his funny, yet kind and caring ways. Robert will be remembered as a fighter, he fought till the very end.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
John 17:4 – I have glorified Thee on the Earth: I have finished the work which Thou has given me to do.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shields Family C/O Linda Shields
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Robert was my friend since 8th grade; we were like brothers. I talk often of him, Dale & Woody and the good times we had while growing up in Belleville. We got into a lot of minor trouble together, but helped to keep each other straight.
He’ll be missed. Thank you Robert for the good times.
“The Lee Boys” — Robert Lee, Dale Lee, Roger Lee and others. . .
I am so sorry for the loss to this extraordinary family. We’ve been neighbors for 19 years and Robert was always a bright spot in my day. He always had a pat on the head for my pack of dogs and a kind smile for me.
I just saw of Roberts passing. For Linda and the kids and to Mom and brother Dave, I send my deepest sympathy.
Its been many years but he was a very good mine. May you find peace and comfort in the months ahead.
I am so sorry for the family loss.
Robert was truly a good man.
Linda this is Patty I just found out about Roberts death so sorry I would have been there if I had known no one let me know !!!
I always talk about Robert an how he loved my kids I think Robert was Angie’s first word she would stand up in her crib an holler for him to come get her he would help Gary with the girls if I went anywhere he loved kids so so sorry ?