William Oliver "Bill" Shields

May 10, 1947 - August 12, 2021

William Oliver “Bill” Shields of Plano, Texas passed away August 12, 2021 at the age of 74.  He was born on May 10, 1947 to Thomas Lawrence Shields, M.D. and Frances Pauline (Trussell) Shields in Dallas, Texas.  Bill graduated in 1965 from Arlington Heights High School.  He was also a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Bill served his country proudly in the United States Air Force Reserves.   He married Karen Bryson on September 18, 2004 in Dallas.  Bill had a long successful career in real estate as both a broker and investor.  He loved golf and was a founding member of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano.  Most of all, Bill loved the life he shared with his wife, kids, and grandkids.  He was a devoted member of Highland Park United Methodist Church where Bill ushered for many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen Shields of Plano, Texas; son, Oliver Shields and wife, Molly of Flagler Beach, Florida; daughter, Ashley Shields of Daytona Beach, Florida; son, Bryson Smith and wife, Liz of McKinney, Texas; daughter, K.C. Glynn and husband, Tim of Spring, Texas; granddaughters, Lexi and Skyden Glynn, both of Spring, Texas; grandsons, Hudson and Ryder Smith, both of McKinney, Texas; brother, Tom Shields and wife, Charlotte of Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Frances Foster and husband, Mike of Colleyville, Texas; nephews, Tim Foster and wife, Roxanne of Arlington, Texas, Michael Foster and wife, Rexanne of Southlake, Texas, Thomas Shields and wife, Shelley of Atlanta, Georgia, and Patrick Shields and wife, Samantha of Wolford, Massachusetts; numerous cousins, and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas “T.L.” and Pauline Shields.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The service will be live streamed at on Bill’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:  The recorded live stream will also be available for viewing at the same link location.  Following the memorial service, a reception will be held at Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 West Park Blvd, Plano, Texas 75093.

Bill will be inurned at Highland Park United Methodist Church Columbarium.

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I’m so happy I got to know Billy. I so much enjoyed playing golf and hearing his stories. He always had a smile, laugh and kind words. Stan Siebenthal , September 14, 2021 Bill was such a great long time friend to my late husband, Eldridge Miles. I’m sure he and Eldridge have already had a few rounds of heavenly golf! Kathy Miles, September 7, 2021 Rest In Peace up there with Big E, Bill! Steve King, September 7, 2021 sure am gonna Bill, he was a great boss and always made me laugh until it hurt.many great memories of a super guy. Rest in peace.. Rick, September 4, 2021 BILL was the BEST, BOSS, FRIEND, and MAN I have ever known. He loved unconditionally WIFE, FAMILY and FRIENDS. I will miss him terribly. LOVE YOU BIG GUY, VIRG. Ann Ann Fine (VIRG), September 2, 2021 “Wild Bill” was a caring and sturdy supporter & encourager to me during some important & formative years as a young lady. I’ll forever be grateful for how he believed in me, my talent and my heart for music. He is loved and will be missed. Sending my sincere condolences & hugs to the entire family. My Best, Brie Brianna Fedele Ruelas, September 1, 2021 Bill, you were an angel on earth. Now you are a heavenly angel looking after those you love so much. I was so happy to have share just a small part of your life. Thank you, for Oliver who is now A major part of my life. RIP Karon Blackwell, August 31, 2021