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On Tuesday (April 10, 2018), SMSgt. George Nelson Shaw Sr. USAF Retired, surrounded by his family went home to his Lord and Savior at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1936 in Wallace, the son of the late Marcus "Ted" Shaw and Ellive Murphy Shaw.
George attended Wallace High School. He had a distinguished 28 year military career in the United States Air Force. After his retirement he was employed at the Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital for eight years. He was an avid bowler and also enjoyed hunting, gardening, reading Louis LaMour books and watching John Wayne movies. George was a member of Calvary Independent Church of Lumberport, where he served as a deacon and was lovingly known as the "Candy Man." George was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Retired Enlistment Association.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry A. Webb and John Shaw; his sister, Ann Marsh and; great-grandson, Steven Lewis Russell.
George is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Norma Lynch Shaw; his son, George Shaw Jr. and wife Laurie of Hampton, Virginia; two daughters, Linda Kay Shaw and Mary Wood and husband Fred all of Wallace; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren; his brothers, Wayne Shaw and wife Caroline of Toney, Alabama, Dr. Robert Shaw and wife Karen of Springfield, Illinois, Gary Shaw and wife Jani of Wallace; his sisters, Carol Binegar of West Milford, and Patsy Rohr of Fairmont; and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 South Pike St., Shinnston. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Dorsey Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas R. Bell officiating. Interment will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Mount Clare.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to assist the Shaw Family at this time.
Published on April 14, 2018
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