A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Chadbourn Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Link officiating.
He was the son of the late Jane McKay and Alexander Edwin Shaw, Jr. He was also preceded in death by a son, Alexander Edwin Shaw, IV (missing) and two siblings, Ann Shaw Hunter and Daniel Neill Shaw.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army, and was a graduate of Davidson College, class of 1948. He was mayor of Wagram from 1963 –1967 and also served as the town manager of Chadbourn 1975 –1983 and later as town councilman from 1987-1989. Mr. Shaw served as mayor of Chadbourn from 1989-1991. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Chadbourn Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was a former member of the Chadbourn Rotary Club. Most recently he was owner of Property Tax Services, Inc. in Chadbourn.
Sandy was an inspiring leader, devoted husband, father, grandfather and a great friend to many. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Blake Shaw of the home; a daughter, Grace Shaw Abrams and husband, Gene of Greenville, S.C; a sister, Catherine Shaw Perry of Tifton, Ga.; a grandson, Alexander Blake Abrams; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Chadbourn Presbyterian Church, 600 E. First Avenue, Chadbourn, NC 28431, to Chadbourn Fire and Rescue, 204 N. Wilson Street, Chadbourn, NC 28431 or to a favorite charity.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at their residence, 615 E. First Avenue, Chadbourn, NC 28431.
Online condolences may be made at www.worthingtonfuneralhome.com.