Herman Dean Shields, Sr., 81, of Watson, passed away on January 26, 2018 at his home.

He worked for Sunbeam Manufacturing for many years and for Skil Manufacturing for almost 20 years. He served in the United States Air Force and enjoyed working on cars.

Mr. Shields was born on August 24, 1936 in Yancopin to the late Robert Samuel and Nerma Hartwick Shields.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margie Swarringin Shields; sons, Herman Dean Shields, Jr. and wife, Beckie of Grady, Robert Shields and his wife, Annette of Tillar, and Jerry Shields and his wife, Cindy of Dumas; daughters, Donna Greer and her husband, Bruce of Cabot and Sandra Shields of Watson; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 28 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will be held at on Monday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenny Culpepper officiating. Burial will be at Watson Cemetery in Watson.