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James "Jim" L. Shields

December 27, 1967 — June 8, 2024

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James “Jim” Lawrence Shields, age 56 of Urbana, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 8, 2024 in Logan County, Ohio. He was born December 27, 1967 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Charles and Brenda (Vincent) Shields. Jim is survived by his loving wife and best friend of over 38 years, Rachel (Jennings) Shields, children, Megan (Brad) Cupps, Cody Shields, Preston (Ashley) Shields, and Joanna (Karl) Brown, grandchildren, Micha, Rylan, Maleah, Haylee, Jordan, Breanna, Damian, Dominic, Keely, Kenny, and Olivia, and brothers, Bob Shields and Shawn Shields. Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his loving and faithful furry companion, Aries. 


Jim was a man of many talents, having worked as a machinist at Desmond-Stephan Manufacturing Company, serving as treasurer for Eagles 979, and taking care of maintenance at a mobile home park. A true jack of all trades, he approached every task with dedication and skill. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Jim's true essence shone through in his relationships with others. He was a man who loved and welcomed everyone with open arms, never knowing a stranger. To Jim, everyone he met was considered family, and he had a heart so big that he couldn't say no to helping those in need. In his leisure time, Jim found joy in simple pleasures like motorcycle riding, fishing, and passionately supporting the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. Though he may no longer be with us, his spirit will live on in all the memories we shared with him. 


Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center, Springfield. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Online condolences may be expressed to Jim’s family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com
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