Richard Charles (Dick) Shaw went to his heavenly home on Nov. 16, 2022, following a brief illness. Born in Grosse Pointe, MI on April 26, 1933, to Vera Duclon Shaw Haley and Douglas Shaw, he proudly served in the US Air Force and graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Dick spent most of his career in the furniture industry and had a gift and love for mentoring others. He never met a stranger, and his sense of humor endeared him to almost everyone. He was equally comfortable in a suit or on a piece of heavy equipment doing one of his outdoor projects. Dick loved helping others and was always quick to volunteer for any project, big or small.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Hough, granddaughter Leslie Voncannon, brothers “Bud” Shaw and Doug Shaw, sisters Doreen Class, Audrey Phelps and Vera Ostrander, as well as his beloved dog Sofie.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ann Henley Shaw who was his soulmate, best friend and other half. Their love for each other was obvious to everyone they encountered, and they were rarely apart. He loved for them to travel, especially to the Caribbean. Dick had a love for his dogs, and a special bond with the ones who were rescues.
In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by daughters Janet (Ken) Batts, Debra (Tim) Lawson, sons Chuck (Amy) Shaw, Kirk (Donna) Shaw and Greg (Jennifer) Shaw; grandchildren John Batts (Telina), Marie Coble (Aaron), Kaitlyn Gozzo (Mark), Landon Shaw (Courtney), Chad Hough (Leilani) and Carson Shaw; great-grandchildren Blake and Ashlynn Batts and Ian and Hailey Coble; brothers Julius Shaw and James Shaw, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family who were precious to him.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 21, 2022 from 6-8pm at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, 600 South Main St., Randleman. A memorial service will be held at 12pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at New Covenant Church, 4708 Alliance Church Rd., Pleasant Garden with interment following at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203, Randolph County ASPCA, 300 W. Bailey St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or the American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org/?campaign=default&lang=en&_ga=2.80404948.2129977000.1668806512-1292874647.1668806511
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
New Covenant Church