Obituary: Eugene Edward “Shakey” Shields

Eugene Edward “Shakey” Shields 

Gene Shields, formerly of Exeter, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2019. He was 98 years old. Gene was a fixture at Exeter High School where he taught driver’s education and coached for 32 years. Also, he was very active in Lions Club performing in the hilarious shows that were put on back in those days in High School Auditorium. He was a very active and vital part of Exeter.

A military tribute followed by a celebration of life luncheon will be held at the Visalia Elks Lodge at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to California Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc., payable to CHEMPI, 5450 E. Lamona Ave., Fresno, CA 93727. This charity was important to Gene because of his compassion and concern for children with medical and special needs. 

Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Online condolences may be made at

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