Donald D. Shaw, 94, of Athens, Texas passed away July 11, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Donald was born on August 6, 1923 to Luther Franklin Shaw and Lela Melinda (Marlar) Shaw in Village, Arkansas. Donald was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. On January 2, 1946 he married Janelle Jones in Waldron, Arkansas. Donald traveled much of South Texas in commercial sales for Lee Tires and Cooper Tires, eventually growing his own wholesale tire business in La Vernia, Texas, Shaw Sales. He was a devout Christian and family man, active in various churches, including First Baptist Church in La Vernia where he was ordained a Deacon. Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Lela Shaw; sisters, Lurleen Shaw and Vergie Shaw Gooding; and brothers, Moody Shaw and Hollis Shaw. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 72 years, Janelle Shaw; daughters, Victoria Hill (Tony) and Sharon Pierdolla (Fred III); grandchildren, Rebecca Morris (Greg), Donald Chestnut (Carol Barton), Jeannie and (Glenn McGovern), and Jeff Nodine and (Melissa); great-grandchildren, Lawrence, Kaylin, Jacob, Eric, Kade, Lauren, Megan, Emily, Cannan, Logan and Chloe; brothers, Jennings Shaw and Joe Shaw (Brenda); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Finch Funeral Chapel
La Vernia, Texas
You are welcome to sign the online guestbook at www.finchfuneralchapels.com. Memorial Contributions may be made in Donald’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org. Services in care of Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC.