OBITUARY

Billy "Bill" Floyd Shaw

October 26, 1932January 25, 2019
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A man who served his Lord, his family and his country…

Billy Floyd Shaw, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Stanley Total Living Center in Stanley, North Carolina. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Methodist men and he volunteered his time often at the church. He loved all sports and was the Best and most fair baseball umpire and basketball referee in the area. Bill served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Those left to cherish the memories of Bill are his daughter and son in law: Cathy and Bill Vanderford of Gastonia, North Carolina; two sons and daughters in law: Gary and Karen Shaw of Dallas, North Carolina; Mitchell and Sherri Shaw of Denver, North Carolina; one sister: Ruth Moore of Whitsett, North Carolina; two brothers and sisters in law: Glenn and Alma Lou Shaw of Gastonia, North Carolina, John and Helen Shaw of Burlington, North Carolina; six grandchildren: Matthew Shaw and wife Meena, B.J. Vanderford, Allison Shaw, Jordan Vanderford, Wesley Shaw and Harrison Shaw.

Bill was the son of the late Grier Shaw and Pauline Greeson Shaw. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty Jean Shaw; four sisters and one brother.

A Life Well Celebrated Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday ~ January 29, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Dallas with Reverend Caroll Flack and Reverend Billy Ervin delivering words of comfort to Bill's family and friends.

The family will receive guests from 9:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 West Main Street, Dallas, North Carolina 28034.

If you wish to express words of love and comfort to the family, please visit Bill’s guestbook at www.carothesfuneralhomedallas.com

Dallas Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Bill Shaw.

  • FAMILY

  • Grier Shaw, Father Deceased
  • Pauline Greeson Shaw, Mother Deceased
  • Betty Jean Shaw, Wife of 65 years Deceased
  • Cathy Vanderford, Daughter
  • Bill Vanderford, Son-in-law
  • Gary Shaw, Son
  • Karen Shaw, Daughter-in-law
  • Mitchell Shaw, Son
  • Sherri Shaw, Daughter-in-law
  • Ruth Moore, Sister
  • Glenn Shaw, Brother
  • Alma Lou Shaw, Sister-in-law
  • John Shaw, Brother
  • Helen Shaw, Sister-in-law
  • Matthew Shaw, Grandson
  • Meena Shaw, Granddaughter in law
  • B.J. Vanderfoed, Grandson
  • Allison Shaw, Granddaughter
  • Jordan Vanderford, Granddaughter
  • Wesley Shaw, Grandson
  • Harrison Shaw, Grandson
  • Also preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 West Main Street, Dallas, North Carolina 28034.

Services

  • Receiving of Guests Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Military Honors Accorded by the United States Army and Gaston County Honor Guard Tuesday, January 29, 2019
REMEMBERING

Billy "Bill" Floyd Shaw

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Patsy Shaw Meacham

February 2, 2019

When I shared my thoughts, I totally missed the fact that Bill was 10 years older than me rather than 6 years. Age doesn't really matter, I just felt that I should make that correction. Uncle Bill was always a kid at heart when with the family. That's another thing I loved about him.

Sheila Lloyd

January 27, 2019

Uncle Bill sure could keep you laughing with his sense of humor. He never was afraid to say what was on his mind. Tonight at dinner Christopher shared when he was little he LOVED going to the 321 flea market with his Paw Paw and then they would always stop by to see Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty such a special highlight of his childhood. Christopher shared some of the crazy stories that Uncle Bill would tell him. He was a great man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy, Gary and Mitch and their families. We love y’all! Sheila and Mark

Patsy Shaw Meacham

January 27, 2019

Bill was a wonderful uncle. I was his oldest niece. I remember him playing with us after church and lunch on Sunday afternoons. Many of the cousins were around because Papaw and Mamaw's house was our favorite place to go. Bill was only 6 years older than me. Our children later on also played together. I remember being so thrilled when Bill was in Chapel Hill to do a reset on a Western Auto Store many years later, when he called me to see if i would have dinner with him. We had a great time catching up on what was going on in our lives with our children. My one regret is that i didnt MAKE the time to visit more often after they moved to Dallas.
You are loved and will be missed by so many of us who grew up with you.
Love and hugs, Patsy

Eddie Shaw

January 27, 2019

He was my first baseball coach, one of my first bosses and a referee when I played basketball that called me knucklehead when I said hello uncle Bill during jump ball. He was an umpire that I remember being fair but focused on the game, but I do remember him maybe giving me a little wider strike zone one game when I pitched and was a little off that day and needed a strike. He made you work and do your best and that's a good thing. He made us listen, do the right thing and mind our manners and if we didn't, we knew we would hear it and maybe feel it. He's family, He's my Dad's big brother and He's my uncle and I'll miss him. He showed that family was important and he taught us all that. He loved his family and had our back. We'll miss Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty and I pray that Gary, Cathy and Mitch always remember the good times and know that he loved you all and was proud of you. May God Bless You and Your Families and give you peace during this time of sorrow.

With Love,
Eddie

Allison Shaw

January 27, 2019

Allison Shaw

January 27, 2019

Allison Shaw

January 27, 2019

Allison Shaw

January 27, 2019

Allison Shaw

January 27, 2019

Gary Edison

January 27, 2019

To the entire family:
First, let me express my sincere condolences on the your loss. I have many fond experiences of Mr Shaw(and Betty). He and Betty both, were some of the kindest and friendliest people I’ve ever met. Needless to say, they left a “lasting” impression. One thing I can honestly say is that they loved their children whole heartedly. I spent a lot of time at their house; you were always welcomed there. I thank GOD for them and their children. Gary, Kathy, and Mitch: your parents were the Best!

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