BALTIMORE, MD—Walker Adam Shields died March 30, 2020.
He was born to John Shields and Mary Ann Edwards Shields on April 5, 1911, in Baltimore, Md. Until his death he was the oldest person in Maryland still receiving a pension from the state.
Mr. Shields was in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. After graduating from Douglas High School, he began his studies in education at Coppin Normal School and earned a bachelor’s at Morgan College, Baltimore, Md.
Mr. Shields began his career in 1945 as a special education teacher at East Street School 105 in East Baltimore. He was promoted to an administrative position, in charge of a work-study program for vocational students. In 1945, he began teaching adult night school which he continued long after his retirement, eventually becoming vice principal at Carver Vocational School. He taught GED at Enoch Pratt Libraries until he was well into his 80s.
Mr. Shields was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Hill.
He is survived by his daughter, Sheila Duncan; grandson, Stephen Duncan; and devoted and loving friend of many years, Mrs. Marietta Campbell.
A service was held at 12:30 p.m. April 26 at Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Cemetery, Kilmarnock.