Kenneth Lynn Shaw Sr.

29 August, 194129 September, 2021

THOMASVILLE – Kenneth Lynn Shaw, Sr., age 80, died on September 29, 2021. He was born in Duquesne, PA, to Charles Shaw, Sr. and Aledith Klingsmith Shaw.

Though he had many talents, Mr. Shaw was a machinist by trade his entire career, having worked for Carnation, US Steel and Elizabeth Carbide. In his retirement he was very active in his church, Johnsontown United Methodist. An avid volunteer, he served with the Gideons for ten years, Meals on Wheels, Fairgrove Resource Center and Davidson County Prison Ministries.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, travel companion and best friend of 59 years, Elaine Shaw; sister, Nancy Venturella of Pittsburgh, PA; two daughters, Dianne Keller (Karl) of Pittsburgh, PA, Cheryl Shaw Killian of Lexington, NC; and son, Kenneth Shaw, Jr. (Theresa) of Lexington, NC. Eight grandchildren: Matthew, Wyatt, Elizabeth, Sierra, Hunter, Alexus, Nolan and Cody and two great-grandchildren, Colson and Jesse. Also special friends who he loved dearly, Sammy and Stan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles, sisters Sis, Margaret, Ruth, Doris and Maxine.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, Johnsontown United Methodist Church and Cancer Services of Davidson County.

A special thank you to Hospice of Davidson County, who are truly angels on earth.

The family is under the care of Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations of Thomasville. Online condolences may be shared at –select obituaries.


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Kenneth Lynn Shaw Sr.

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Sharon Purcell

1 October 2021

I remember when he was our pastor at the Maysville Wesleyan Church. Such a humble, Caring , and intelligent man. Prayers for your family during this time of sorrow .
Sharon BrooksPurcell

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