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Robert Knox Shields III
  • December 13, 1968 - August 24, 2021
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“Condolences to the family. Rob was always fun to be around and a joy to work with at CANES. He had a great sense of humor and an ability to motivate...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Arrian Acevedo - Moncks Corner, SC

“Robert and I worked together for about two years. He was a good man, a great coworker, and an all around awesome friend. I regret not growing our...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jonathan Rann - Friend

“So very sorry to hear of Robert's death. He was a fun guy to be around! ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Elisa Ruopoli (Leaird) - SC

“Robert and I graduated from St. Andrew's High School in 1987. I didn't see him for years until his wife bumped into me at a basketball game. I...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: DAVID MENDELSOHN - CHARLESTON, SC

“I didn't know Robert outside of work. He was my supervisor. We would sometimes talk about programming and how I enjoy it. He would often joke...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Steve Koch - SUMMERVILLE, SC


Robert Knox Shields III, 52, of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 24, 2021 after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Robert was born December 13, 1968 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC, only son of the late Robert Knox Shields, Jr. and the late Velma Mellard Shields. He was predeceased by his sister, Tanya. Robert was a software engineer for the Department of the Navy after graduating from the College of Charleston.

Robert is survived by his wife, Rebecca (nee Smith).

The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses on 5 South at Roper Hospital. Your kindness and care these last few months has been invaluable.

An Irish Wake will be held in his honor on a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or please become a blood and bone marrow donor.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.