October 3, 1932 - December 5, 2018
Billy Charles Shaw, son of Ollie Lester and Flossie (Lee) Shaw, was born October 3, 1932 in Tiptonville, Tennessee where he grew up and graduated from Tiptonville High School with the Class of 1950. Shortly after graduation, Bill began working for the United States Post Office in Tiptonville and did so for one year before entering the United States Army where he served faithfully until his retirement in 1974. For his faithful service, Bill earned several awards and commendations; some of which included: Bronze Star Medal-3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal-3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal-5th Award, Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant. He had attained the rank of First Sergeant. After retiring from the Army, Bill continued to serve his country as a civil service employee and retired in 1992. On January 8, 1990, Bill was united in marriage to Roberta Oberegger Cox in Miami, Oklahoma. They shared over 28 years of marriage together and many wonderful memories. Bill was a very community minded individual. He served as a City Council Alderman for St. Robert for 20+ years. He was very involved in the Waynesville/St. Robert Lions Club and was a member of the Francis J. Lynch VFW Post 3168 of Laquey, Plato Masonic Lodge #469, Waynesville/Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club, and the American Legion Post #331 of St. Robert. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed being outdoors while fishing and traveling. He was very talented with woodworking and loved to make items for his family and friends. He also enjoyed bowling for many years. Bill was baptized into Christ for the remission of his sins and served God faithfully as a member of the Church of Christ. Locally, he worshipped and served for over 20 years as a member of the St. Robert Church of Christ. He went home to be with his Lord the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the Life Care Center of Waynesville having attained the age of eighty-six years. Bill will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Roberta of the home; three sons: Harry Cox (Elizabeth) of Camdenton, MO, James “Fuzzy” Cox (Gloria) of Salt Lake City, UT and Dennis Cox (Larisa) of Hot Springs, SD; one daughter: Amanda Krause (Russell) of St. Robert, MO; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; cousin: Gene and Pauline Lee; sister-in-law: Patricia Shaw of Tuscumbia, AL; several other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by three brothers: Joe Mac Irwin, Lloyd Douglas Irwin and Ronald S. Shaw. Even though he is gone from our sight and we will miss him, let us continue his legacy of serving others. Services were held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert with Minister Randall Duvall officiating. Dr. George A. Lauritson, Mayor of St. Robert and Steven Lynch, Missouri State Representative recalled their wonderful memorial of Bill. The songs “Without Him”, “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” and “Rise Again” were played. Serving as escorts were family and friends. Burial with military honors followed in the Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery of Waynesville. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill Shaw to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be left at Memorial Chapels & Crematory.
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