Memorial services for Rory David Shields will be held at a later date.
Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy. 15 North, Newton, MS 39345 is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shields, 26, of Decatur, MS, formerly of Maryland Ave., Suffolk, VA, died Wednesday,July 18, 2012 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He enjoyed cooking, playing video games, watching movies, and computers. He was a "horror" movie fan, celebrating Halloween, his favorite time of the year. He loved football season and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was a spokesperson for telethons for The Childrens Miracle Network while he lived in Virginia, supporting organ donation awareness.
Survivors include his parents: Kirk and Tammy (Sloan) Minckler of Decatur; his sisters: Tawny Shields of Chunky; Jessica Colby and Ashleigh Minckler, both of Decatur; brothers: Ryan (Jannette) Shields of Kapolei, HI; Ryan Minckler and Hayden Colby, both of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Paul and Geneva Sloan
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 (www.kidney.org.)
The American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Ln, Jackson, MS 39325, or (www.cancer.org)