Born: February 1, 1909, Winchester, Ontario, Canada.
Died: April 16, 2013, Asheville, North Carolina.
Buried: Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Son of a Wesleyan Methodist minister, Shea began his singing career in the choir at his father’s church, and in the Houghton, New York, College Glee Club. He was long associated with the Billy Graham evangelism organization.