2024 Potentate - Shea Fadel


Shea Fadel

Noble Shea Fadel joined the Oasis Shrine Divan on his appointment as 2nd Ceremonial Master of Oasis Shriners for 2018. This office places him in line to become Potentate in the year 2024.

Shea was born in Charlotte. After attending UNCC he began working in the family business, Fadels Inc. in 1980. In 2007 Noble Shea and his sister, Amina Stewart, purchased the business and he has served as President of Fadels Inc. for the past 11 years.
Noble Shea was raised up in the Oasis Shrine as his father, Chuck Fadel, was a very active member for 61 years. On his 21st birthday in August of 1979 he petitioned to become a Master Mason and was raised by his father four months later December 17th at Excelsior Lodge #261 in downtown Charlotte. In March of 1980 he became a member of the Scottish Rite and became a Shriner in April of 1980 in Winston-Salem.

With a passion for music, Noble Shea began playing the trumpet in seventh grade and in June of 1980 he joined the Oasis Band and has been an active member ever since. He served as Captain of the band in 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2015. He is proud of the numerous awards presented to the Oasis Band at various Shrine Ceremonials, most notably at SASA.

He served on the Membership Committee in 2005 under Ill. Sir Rolla Rogers, was Chief Aide in 2008 for Ill. Sir John Elder, and in 2009 for Ill. Sir Mike Downs.

In 2007, Noble Shea helped start the Oasis Family Fun Day at the Red Fez Shrine Club, under Ill. Sir Gary Taylor. He continues to co-chair this annual event.

In 2008 at the Imperial Session in St. Louis, Mo., Shea met NASCAR driver David Ragan for the first time, a year after Ragan had chosen the Shriners Hospitals for Children as his “charity of choice.” At the urging of Imperial Sir Al Madsen, Shea began working with Ragan to help him through his degrees as a Master Mason. David was raised a Master Mason on May 22, 2012, at Williams Lodge No. 176 in Cornelius, and two months later became an Oasis Shriner during the Imperial Session in Charlotte, where he was named ‘NASCAR Ambassador’ by Imperial Sir Al.

He was appointed to the Divan as Outer Guard – Membership Chairman in 2010 by Ill. Sir Wayne King. He continued to serve in the same position as Outer Guard 2011 for Ill. Sir John Sullivan and in same position in 2012 for Ill. Sir Mike Cook. In 2018 Ill. Sir Johnny Burgess appointed Shea as 2nd Ceremonial Master.

He is a long-time member of Red Fez Shrine Club, Mecklenburg Shrine Club, and Past Director of ROJ Court #109.

He is an honorary member of James K. Polk Masonic Lodge #759 since 2005.

Shea and his Lady Sandra have been married for 31 years. They have two children, daughter Alex and son Shea II. Alex returned home after graduating college to marry her high school sweetheart CMPD Officer Eric Nelson. They were blessed with their first child Maverick on July 28, 2017. Noble Shea and Lady Sandra are “obsessed” with their first grandchild. Our son Shea II played Lacrosse (LAX) at Catawba College all four years and is Project Manager at Fadels Inc.

Noble Shea is honored to serve in his various roles with Oasis Shrine.

He was given Life Time Membership in Oasis by Ill. Sir John Elder in 2008, awarded The Walt Disney Award in 2009 by Ill. Sir Mike Downs. In 2010 received the Potentate’s Award of Merit, by Ill. Sir Wayne King.

In 2012 he was given an appreciation award for service as Outer Guard of Oasis Shriners 2010, 2011 and 2012, by Ill. Sir Mike Cook.

“Serving the Oasis Divan and Oasis Nobility for the next several years will be an honor as well as a privilege. I look forward to being at as many events as possible to meet all the Nobles and future Nobles. What a great honor it is to serve Oasis and our Hospitals and Children.”
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