Celebrating the life of

Richard M. (Dick) Shaw

Passed away on July 21, 2021

Richard M. (Dick) Shaw

Richard Morrison “Dick” Shaw, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hospice Savannah after a brief illness.  Born on July 29, 1946, Dick spent his childhood in Rock Hill, SC.  He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1964 and attended the University of South Carolina.  Upon finishing school, he joined the Army Reserves and was a member for six years.  He began his professional career in sales with Del Monte Foods in 1968.  With only a brief time running his dad’s grocery store in Rock Hill from 1976-1978, Dick continued his career in sales with Dixie Crystals Sugar from 1979-2013 when he retired after more than 30 years. 

Dick was a member of the Savannah Country Club (formerly Wilmington Island Club) and Wilmington Island United Methodist Church.  He had several special loves in his life, with family first, but he especially loved his high school Kappa buddies, his golf buddies, and his Gin Club buddies. 

Dick is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane P. Shaw, his daughter, Robin Shaw Moore (Chris), his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Spencer, his sister-in-law, Anne Winslow, brother-in-law, Mark Plunkett (Marcia), nephews, and many cousins.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances may be made to Wilmington Island United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.




Jane, I can’t tell you how shocked and saddened I am to learn of Dick’s passing. I’ve informed your SVA and St. A families, who will be keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.

- Betty Peltiet, Savannag, Ga

I have enjoyed the last 17 years with Dick playing our most loved games of golf and gin. I'll always remember the great times we shared and we will truly miss him. May God bless you and your family and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

- Victor Edward & Joy Jarvis, Savannah, GA

A good guy is gone! We pray God's blessings on Jane and the family.

- Harriette & Lanny Rhodes, Guyton, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Mary Gene Sikes , Savannah , Georgia

Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you. With sympathy, Sister Susan

- Sister Susan Arnold Harms, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel