Donald William Shaw

March 12, 1956 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 63)


Donald William Shaw (63) was carried away by the angels to be with the Lord on February 26, 2020 at 7am.

He was born on March 12, 1956 in Philadelphia, PA to Daniel Robert Shaw Sr. and Alice Adella Wescott Shaw.

He lived in Vineland, New Jersey as a boy and moved with his family to Winston-Salem, NC on Hawthorne Rd. at 15 years old. He graduated from Reynolds High School.

Donald is the beloved husband and best friend to his wife of over 40 years, Deborah Leigh Hagan Shaw.

He is a devoted father to daughter Amanda Leigh Shaw Baker and son Andrew William Shaw.

Also a loving grandfather to Kelsea Leigh Shaw, Calvin Michael Noel, Joshua Octavious Leonard Baker, Jeremiah Nathaniel Leonard Baker, Matthew Elliot Shaw, Emily Madison Shaw and Olan Nigel Dawson and great grandfather to Jonathan Theodan Javier Espinosa Shaw, Alice Leigh Rohan Espinosa Shaw   and baby Jane, not born yet but due on his birthday March 12.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Daniel Robert Shaw Jr. and Dennis Arnold Shaw;   a baby sister Donna Marie Shaw and beloved grandmother Adella Hartman Wescott.

He is also survived by his sisters, Della Joy Shaw Herrin husband Richard, Dawn Beverly Shaw Blackburn husband Tim; sister in law Beth Roberts Shaw wife of Dennis, and brother Daryl Paul Shaw wife Lucinda and many nephews and nieces.

He had a spotless work record and worked hard to provide for his family. He started out as a teenager working for Deweys Bakery, then joined the Air Force in June 1977 and was honorably discharged as a Staff Seargent in October 1989.

A genius with computers, he went on to a career as Director of the IT department for Timco. He went back to Deweys as a Production Manager until he retired in 2017.

He had a love for working with wood and made beautiful furniture with his Dad.

He also loved to take road trips and travel. What he loved best was to take long trips across the country with his wife and kids. He had a dream to travel full time and get a boat and sail around the Great Loop with his wife.

He was a kind man who followed the Lord and trusted him for his life. In the last years he purposefully decided to let go of worry and let God handle everything. God took him home and he is having such joy! He will be missed so very much by us all. Until we see you again Don Shaw....

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