Paul Bernard Shaw Sr.
March 4, 1932 – March 2, 2020
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Paul Shaw’s services have been cancelled.
Paul Bernard Shaw M.D., 87, of Austin, died Monday, March 2, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1932, in Moorhead, Mississippi to Max Jacob Shaw and Pauline Stevenson Shaw.
Paul graduated from Mississippi State and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed an Internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. After completing his Residency, he entered the US Army Medical Corp and was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital.
Upon honorable discharge from the Army in 1963, Paul and his family moved to Beaumont, Texas where he began his private practice in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Paul’s practice spanned almost three decades practicing until 1992. During this time, he also taught at Lamar University and held the position of Medical Director and Instructor in Pulmonary Pathology in the School of Respiratory Therapy. Paul established the Respiratory Therapy Department at Baptist Hospital where he served as Medical Director for 20 years. In addition, he held several staff positions including Medical Director at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital from 1992-1999.
In 1982, Paul met Paula Provost through mutual friends. They enjoyed a wonderful life together traveling, sharing many adventures and blending their two families. He was a loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend. Paul was a renaissance man in the truest since of the word. He loved growing up in Mississippi and described his childhood as a “Huckleberry Finn” experience. He loved fishing, gardening, making his famous homemade jelly, and the outdoors. He was an avid birdwatcher and enjoyed many birding trips with his Beaumont friends. An exceptional storyteller, Paul took great joy in entertaining family and friends with his humorous narratives. We all cherished our time with Paul (Dad) and will miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Provost Shaw; sons, Paul Bernard Shaw, Jr., Steve Henderson Shaw (D’Anne), Richard Kinnebrew Shaw (Diana), Giles Robert Kibbe (Andrea), Robert Lawrence Kibbe (Katie) and daughter, Kara Kibbe Wied. Grandchildren, Carmen (Cody) Cordova, Silas Shaw, Isaac Shaw, Jacob Shaw, Sara Shaw, Raina Houghton, Abby Houghton, Mallory Marlowe (Chris), Allison Bullock (Rhett), Brooke Shaw, Breanna Shaw, William Kibbe, Emily Claire Kibbe, Anna Katherine Falgout (Thomas), Caroline Wied and Rebecca Wied, several great grandchildren, beloved in-laws and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
The family asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your favorite charity. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com.
- Paula Provost Shaw, Wife
- Paul Bernard Shaw, Jr, Son
- Steve Henderson Shaw (D’Anne), Son
- Richard Kinnebrew Shaw (Diana), Son
- Giles Robert Kibbe (Andrea), Son
- Robert Lawrence Kibbe (Katie), Son
- Kara Kibbe Wied, Daughter
- Carmen Cordova (Cody), Grandchild
- Silas Shaw, Grandchild
- Isaac Shaw, Grandchild
- Jacob Shaw, Grandchild
- Sara Shaw, Grandchild
- Raina Houghton, Grandchild
- Abby Houghton, Grandchild
- Mallory Marlowe (Chris), Grandchild
- Allison Bullock (Rhett), Grandchild
- Brooke Shaw, Grandchild
- Breanna Shaw, Grandchild
- William Kibbe, Grandchild
- Emily Claire Kibbe, Grandchild
- Anna Katherine Falgout (Thomas), Grandchild
- Caroline Wied, Grandchild
- Rebecca Wied, Grandchild
Paul also leaves to cherish his memory several great grandchildren, beloved in-laws and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
Additionally, Paul is preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Paul Bernard Shaw Sr.
Sam & Hanna Drago
March 6, 2020
Paul was a special man to us in a number of ways - his humor, his stories, his friendship and his cooking. We’ll miss the occasional key lime pie but mostly the smile on his face and the laughter in his heart.
Shirley and Gardiner Bourque
March 5, 2020
We have so many memories of Paul to look back and enjoy. He was a delightful man, always fun being in his company; so many hilarious times, laughing (often to the point of exhaustion) when he was full throttle in his joke telling mode! His muscadine jelly, cooked mustard greens, and eggnog held places of honor in our pantry, freezer and holiday punch bowl---always the BEST. We expect we will never eat/drink any of those things without thinking, "Paul's were BETTER!" He was a good, generous and very brave man. It is our prayer and hope that he knew how much his family and friends loved, admired, respected and held him dear. Rest in peace, old friend. Gardiner and Shirley
March 4, 2020
My mother worked as Dr. Shaw’s RN in Beaumont for 18 years...though she went through many more doctors over the next 25 years of her career, I never once heard her speak of them with the same reverence and respect that she held for Dr. Shaw. He was a once-in-a-lifetime doctor, and many of my earliest memories are of that office. She counts those as the best years of her career. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Megan and Lynda Ryan
March 3, 2020
Not a kinder man have I ever met my prayers are with you guys I love y’all very much.