Jarett Wayne Shields, 30, died Friday, April 4, 2014.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor James Drake will be presiding.
The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.
Jarett was born on May 31, 1983 in Rocky Mount. He was the oldest son of Vicky Mason Shields Dunn and John Boland Shields and the big brother of Matthew Evan Shields. Jarett attended Hobgood Academy and worked at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck. Throughout his life he loved the simple pleasures which included hunting and fishing. Jarett will be remembered.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Griffin Shields, Jr., Margaret Boland Shields, and Frances Boland Shields.
Jarett is survived by his mother, Vicky Mason Shields Dunn of New Bern; his father, John Boland Shields of Hatteras; his devoted brother, Matt Shields of Scotland Neck; his maternal grandparents, Faye and Jack Mason of Oriental; his uncles, Gary Mason of Oriental and Jimmy Shields and wife Carol of Scotland Neck; and his cousins, Brandy and Buck Martin, and their children, Coby, Carter, and Cloei.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sylvan Heights Bird Park, P.O. Drawer 368, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.