A memorial service for Charles Lemmon Shaw will be held at First Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3 o’clock with the Reverend Nick Cheek officiating.
Mr. Shaw was born at Tuomey Hospital on April 4, 1924 to Paul Whitworth Shaw and Lilly Lemmon Shaw.
Charles Shaw, affectionately known as Flop, spent the first five years of his life in Alcolu when his father worked for his grandfather, David Wells Alderman, in his timber business. Upon entering school, Flop moved to Sumter, and his father, Whit Shaw, established Shaw Lumber Company in 1930. Flop worked at Shaw Lumber Company his entire adult life and served as president of Carolina Lumber Dealers Association.
Charles Shaw graduated from Edmunds High School and Davidson College. As a Davidson freshman he joined the U.S. Army during World War II and was sent to Anzio, Italy where he received the Purple Heart.
He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Church Treasurer, Clerk of the Session, Church Trustee, and Elder Emeritus.
He was president of the YMCA Board of Directors and selected as Humanitarian of the Year. He served as on the board of the Salvation Army.
Flop is survived by his wife of 70 years Mary Macaulay Brown Shaw and their two children Mary Brown Shaw White and her husband Dr. Charles White , and Paul Whitworth “Whit” Shaw and his wife Robin all of Sumter; three granddaughters Macaulay White Smith and her husband Representative Murrell Smith, Mary White Finley and her husband Justin and Sarah Corbett Shaw; and two great grandchildren Mary Brown “Bee” Smith and George Murrell Smith, III.
Graveside services will be private. The family will receive friends at the family home Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3-5 in the afternoon.
Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church at 9 West Calhoun Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 or The Salvation Army of Sumter at 16 Kendrick Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com to sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Shaw Family Residence
Saturday January 6th, 2018
Sumter, SC 29150
First Presbyterian Church
Sunday January 7th, 2018
302 N Main Street
Sumter, SC 29150
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So sorry for your loss, may the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart. I express my deepest sympathy. Please take comfort in our Savior's promise at John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." He further said "I am the resurrection and the life---even tho he dies will come to life" John 11;20-25 BR
Submitted by BR on Jan 8 2018 01:56:53 PM
Mr. Shaw was a person who believed in helping people in personal relationships or in business relationships. I will always remember his 25 years of guidance, friendship and help. My prayers are with Whit and the Shaw family.
Submitted by Tim and Jo Milkie on Jan 7 2018 11:32:27 AM
My heart felt sympathy goes out to your family. I remember Mr. Shaw always smiling. It has truly been a pleasure knowing him. Emma Lee Cannon
Submitted by Emma Lee Cannon on Jan 6 2018 08:57:03 PM
Mr Shaw was the kindest gentlest man I met after my husband and I moved here over 25 years ago. My husband went to work for him at that time. After my husband passed away i didn't see Mr Shaw often, but when I did he always asked me if there was anything he could do for me. He always had a smile and would give me a hug. That meant a lot to me in my darkest hours. i will always remember his kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with the Shaw family.
Submitted by Judith Miller on Jan 6 2018 01:10:34 PM
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15
Submitted by Marcie Berry Hudgins on Jan 6 2018 12:48:36 PM
My heart is so sad!! Mr Shaw was the best boss I ever worked for, and was MORE THAN GRACIOUS to hire me twice to work for him! Working at Shaw Lumber we were all a family! Some of the best memories I have from working were there! He was a great Christian man that loved the Lord! He was always very kind to me and would always give encouragement! I'm thankful to know that I will see him again one day! Whit, I am praying for ya'll! I am sick and can't come to the funeral and it is BREAKING my heart! Please know that I love ya'll and wish I could have done something to help right now. The Lord's grace is definitely sufficient! Thank you for all that you both did for me when I had the honor to work for ya'll! Love in Christ, Marcie Berry Hudgins
Submitted by Marcie Berry Hudgins on Jan 6 2018 12:46:04 PM
Mr. Shaw will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and her family.
Submitted by Caroline Sigmon on Jan 6 2018 10:18:45 AM
Mr. Shaw was a man who believed in helping people. He was never to busy that he couldn’t stop and help you. He was excellent example of what it means to help your neighbor. He will be sadly missed by all.
Submitted by Rev. Sammy Geddings on Jan 6 2018 06:16:44 AM
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Judith Miller lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 08:13:38 PM
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