Mark Cameron Shaw

June 6, 1953April 14, 2018
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Mark Cameron Shaw (64), surrounded by his loving family and friends, passed away peacefully at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 14, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was “Mark” to the very end, swinging for the bleachers with exceptional bravery. Born June 6, 1953 to Carleton W and Maryan Stewart Shaw in San Diego CA, Mark also called Texas home living in Hallettsville, Houston, San Antonio and at times, on the river in Bandera. Mark held many titles in his life, most notably: A Loving Father to his four children: Bree Alyssa Rogers (Steven), Alexis Darby Floyd (Matt), Victoria Lee Shaw, and Stewart Cameron Shaw; A Loving Grandfather to five: James, Valerie, Jonathan, Jason and Steven; A Loving Brother to Michael Alexander Shaw (Susan), Carleton G ”Gary” Shaw (Leslie) and Maryan “Princess” Tinney (JB); A True Friend to many, including Dan Dinges, brother-in-law JB Tinney, nephew Eric Shaw and special friends and caretakers Clifford and Marilyn Bolin; and an Entrepreneur Extraordinaire. The love of Mark’s life was Barbara ”Bobbi” Ann Pross and her daughters Summer Lynn Johnson (Brad and children Alyssa and William) and Sarah Elizabeth Pross. Mark adored his dogs Misty, Doobs and Izzy and sharing his knowledge of fishing and hunting. Yet it was his passion for masterfully preparing, cooking and presenting gourmet meals that best demonstrated Marks larger than life personality. Mark is survived by six nieces and nephews, eleven grandnieces and grandnephews and a great grandnephew. A memorial service and celebration of Mark’s remarkable life was held at 4:00PM April 20th at Berry Highland South, 9010 East Simpson Road, Knoxville TN. A second Celebration of Life gathering will be held at St Mary's Hall, 1648 FM 340, in Hallettsville, Texas from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday May 12, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Health and Hospice, take a moment to hug someone you love or walk in the woods for an hour or a day. Time waits for no one.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 20, 2018

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Maryan (Princess) Tinney

April 22, 2018

My loving Big Brother.......
So gentle, kindhearted and so very protective to the end!
I wish we didn't have to let you go.
You were so brave and strong.... and I will love you every day, with my lifetime of fun and happy memories....until I see you again in heaven!!
Your little sister, Princess

Shelia Strunk-Coppock

April 16, 2018

I'm so sorry about the lost of your love. There is no words to describe what you are going through. It's so tough and I know that well. Please hold on to your memories and your love that you both had for each other. Don't be afraid to grieve because that is what you need to do. Just look forward to seeing Mark again.
Love you!

Jennifer Joyner

April 16, 2018

Mark was an amazing man and a wonderful neighbor. He always had that contagious smile and a story to tell. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.

John Anderson

April 16, 2018

My dear friend Mark,
What is not to remember about the good times, the adventures with you and friends, and the way you always showed concern for others. You had more friends than anyone could imagine because everyone you met enjoyed your company and positive attitude. I've never known a more creative individual who could grasp an idea one day, and launch it as a business the next. I will always remember how you hid your illness behind your smile and maintained a phenomenal sense of humor. I know you are at eternal peace and rest. You will never be forgotten.

Barbara Pross

April 16, 2018

I miss you my love! I will never forget the good times, laughter and happiness you brought into my life. Who will add the excitement and mystery to dinner?

I know you are not in that massive amount of pain now but golly, what an empty empty hole that is left in your place.

I love you!