William Leon "Bill" Shields
(March 5, 1959 - November 12, 2022)

WAYNESBORO, VA - William Leon Shields, 63, a resident of Waynesboro, VA, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

He was born March 15, 1959 in Waynesboro, VA, a son of the late Martin Heiskell Shields and Dorothy (Taylor) Shields.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School and James Madison University.

Bill is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Deborah Shields; sisters, Marylee Shields Smith and Joyce Stapleford. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Jennifer Forman, Joshua Almarode, Berkeley Dobbs, Sloane Cheung, Schuyler Smith, Kenneth Shields, Emily Staple ford, Evan Stapleford, Hannah Stapleford, and Rachel Stapleford. In addition Bill left many friends and coworkers, especially Terry Locklair who has been such a help to the family.

A service celebrating Bill's life will be held January 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of McDow Funeral Home, with a gathering at 831 Jefferson Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980 after the service.