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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I’m just dropping a short note to pay my respects, but my words are inadequate to express the love and respect I had for Mr. Charles Shaw. I’ve never doubted his love for Jesus or for his fellow man. The world is much poorer today because of his passing, but Heaven is celebrating. Thank you Mr. Shaw and by God’s grace, I’ll see you on the other side. Blessings and condolences to Mrs. Shaw, Whit and Mary Brown and extended Shaw family.
Submitted by Pastor Pitts Evans on Jan 5 2018 06:19:13 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shaw Family during this time! We truly enjoyed living next door, they are wonderful neighbors! We will miss Charles Shaw!
Submitted by Peter and Patricia Schmid on Jan 5 2018 06:17:20 PM
While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one.
God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.—Ps. 34:18, 19.
Submitted by Phyllis on Jan 5 2018 03:06:13 PM
Sorry for your lost love
Timothy an Allison Brauch an family
Submitted by Mr an Mrs Timothy brauch on Jan 5 2018 08:43:24 AM
I will certainly miss Mr. Shaw it was always a pleasure to talk with him and do busness with him at Shaw Lumber Company. He was a fine Christian gentleman who always had a smile and a pleasant countenance. He willl be missed in our community.
Submitted by Wade Warr on Jan 5 2018 08:34:44 AM
There are so many wonderful memories on Buford Street..what a wonderful place to grow up on. Thanks to all the Shaws for providing such a loving and fun neighborhood!
Submitted by Polly Shirley on Jan 4 2018 03:50:22 PM
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