Clyde Barnett Shaw passed away peacefully on December 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Bartlesville, OK, on May 9, 1933, the son of Barnett and Jewel Tims Shaw. Clyde grew up in Phillips, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Texas. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served in Germany and France.
Clyde's career in the folding carton industry took him and his family to several cities and culminated in Marion, NC, as President of Laird Packaging, lnc. ln Marion, he was a leader in the community and was a founding board member of both McDowell County Alcohol Beverage Control and Hospice of McDowell County. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the McDowell Hospital. Clyde was actively involved with St. John's Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry and was a dedicated usher.
ln 2001, Clyde and his wife, Donna, retired to The Landings community in Savannah, GA, where he enjoyed golf, friendships, and sunset views from their home. Clyde always enjoyed University of Texas football and became passionate about University of North Carolina basketball, the school from which his two sons graduated. ln Savannah, he continued his service to the Episcopal church as an usher and member of various committees.
Clyde was a devoted husband and father known for his sense of humor, kindness, and service to others. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Donna Cheryl Shaw; son, Scott R. Shaw and his wife, Debora, of Califon, NJ; and son, Stephen B. Shaw and his wife, Cornelia, of Raleigh, NC. ln addition, Clyde is survived by four grandchildren: Miles and Reed Shaw of Raleigh, Lauren Shaw of Lynchburg, VA, and Kayla Shaw of Califon, NJ.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 am at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Skidaway lsland, Savannah. The family will receive friends at a reception in the Parish Hall following the service.
Remembrances may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road, Savannah, GA 31411.
Donna, our hearts were sadden to hear of the passing of Clyde. Archie worked for him at Laird packaging in Marion NC. He was a great manager, and always willing to listen when I had a problem. May God comfort you and your family as only he can.
- Rev.Archie Cook & Dolly, Marion, NC
My sympathy to you Mrs. Shaw, Scott, Steve and all of Mr. Shaw's family. It was my pleasure to get acquainted with you all through my fraternity brother Scott some 40 years ago and through our mutual friends Virginia and Bill Zachary of Marion; and in more recent years to become fellow parishioners in Raleigh with Steve and Cornelia. I'm glad you've had these 20 years to enjoy Savannah together. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all as you mourn Mr. Shaw's death and celebrate his life.
- Joe Trostel, Raleigh, NC
Donna, so sorry to hear of your loss he put up a good fight lots of good memories from cohens gym
- Peggy Lanahan, Savannah, Ga
Donna, Clyde was such a good neighbor. What a trooper he was walking in the neighborhood, checking on our house and newspapers. He always had a nice word to say to our grand boys, stopping by with his grand boys. His kind and gentle ways, sense of humor, touched our hearts. We will never forget him. Sending you peace and love.
- Jenni and Jan Turner , Marco Island, Fla.
Donna we’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Alice and Howard Welt
- Alice and Howard Welt, Savannah , GA