Lawrence Charles Shapiro

September 26, 1920October 30, 2013

Mr. Shapiro, 93, a businessman and valued member of the Charlotte community since 1935, passed quietly in his sleep on Thursday morning, October 31, 2013.

Born September 26, 1920 in San Diego, CA, he was a son of the late Sheppard and Annie Goldberg Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, he was the owner of Sheppard Electric Supply Company, and an active member of Temple Israel.

Mr. Shapiro is survived by two sons, Sheppard Shapiro of Centennial, CO and Ronald Shapiro of Austin, TX; his brother, Melvin Shapiro of Scarsdale, NY; and two grandsons, Benjamin Shapiro and Alexander Shapiro, both of Denver, CO.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Shapiro was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Shapiro, and a brother, Walter Shapiro.

A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th at Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road. Interment will follow in the Hebrew Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lawrence Charles Shapiro

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January 6, 2014

Deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Danny James

November 5, 2013

to the family we are very sorry for your loss becky and sam kaplan

November 5, 2013

Shep and Ron,

May your dad rest in peace, he led a long life. He will now be re-united with your mother. May your memories of only be good ones.

Stan Cohen

November 4, 2013

We were very saddened to hear of the loss of Lawrence. He loved his family and his work and he will be missed. Our deepest condolences. The Whitley family, Centennial, Colorado

November 3, 2013

To the family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Lawrence Shapiro. A wonderful man that we have known for many many years and are very lucky that we did.
With our deepest sympathy,
Geanie And Butch Robertson

Linda Sisan

November 2, 2013

Although we've never met , I was saddened by the loss of your beloved family member . Certainly , Psalms 90:10, speaks of his long life. He accomplished much, with family and a business. May your good memories give you comfort.

Elizabeth Estes

November 2, 2013

My father, Bill Withers of Withers Electric in Davidson, often talked of the pleasant dealing he had with Mr. Shapiro. My parents were fond of him and his wife.