William "Pops" Arthur Shaheen, Sr.

July 13, 1932 ~ April 27, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


William "Pops" Arthur Shaheen, Sr., 90, went home to be with Jesus on April 27, 2023. William was born in Craven County, North Carolina to the late Uriah Grant and Elizabeth Phillips. He was later adopted by his stepfather Bob Shaheen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Marie Grant Hill and brothers Ben Grant and John Shaheen.

Pops was a hardworking man with a great heart and sense of humor. He worked as the service station Manager at the Jacksonville Florida Navy Exchange, from where he retired. He enjoyed sports, fishing and hunting. After retiring he moved to the mountains where he volunteered at Sky Valley-Scaly Mountain Fire Department and worked at Sky Valley Golf and Ski Resort. Pops was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all of those who knew him. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruby Gaskins Shaheen, and three sons William "Billy" Arthur Shaheen Jr. (Peggy), Timothy Earl Shaheen (PJ) both of Florida, and Jonathan Hayes Shaheen (Gibby) of Highlands NC. Grandchildren, Elizabeth Rachel Willis Shaheen, Savannah Shaheen and John Hayes Shaheen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later time.

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