Barney Dean Shields, age 60, of Tulsa, passed away Thursday evening, July 16, 2015, in Tulsa. Barney was born October 18, 1954, in Chula Vista, California, to Norman Martin and Melba Jean (Knight) Shields. When he was nine years of age, the family moved to Tulsa, where he has made his home since. On May 2, 1980, Barney and Cassandra Huffman were united in marriage in the Sharp Chapel on the University of Tulsa Campus. Barney worked for Gunnebo-Johnson Company for many years as an inspection supervisor. In his spare time, he enjoyed motorcycles, cars, golf and later aquarium fish. Barney was also very handy and could fix most anything.
Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are his wife – Cassandra of the home; children Kristen Roelofsen and husband Adam of Jenks, Bryan Shields of Tulsa; one brother Timothy Shields and wife Barbara of Ardmore, OK; and sisters Cindy Fisher and husband Jud of Joplin, MO, Karen Manera of Tulsa and Tina Tray and husband Robert of Fort Collins, CO. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Barney was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of Barney’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the University United Methodist Church, Tulsa with Rev. Nathan Mattox officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
University United Methodist Church
500 South College
Tulsa, OK 74104
Wednesday – July 22, 2015