Donald Leland Shaw, 83, of Radcliff, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born May 17, 1931 in Shoals, Indiana to Leland Leonard and Grace (Hall) Shaw. He married Linda Sue Fahr on May 27, 1956, and she survives. He was a graduate of Shoals High School, Class of 1948.
Donald served over 30 years on active duty in the US Armed Forces, first for 17 years in the US Air Force as an Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Agent attaining the rank of Master Sergeant and then he branch transferred to the US Army as a Military Intelligence Warrant Officer attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Three. He retired in 1978. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Among his awards, he received the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal. He continued in government service as a civilian employee working for several military intelligence agencies at For Knox, KY finally retiring in 1994.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Roland and Gene, and his sister Doris (Nigg). Along with his wife Linda, Donald is survived by one brother, Bill Shaw of Shoals, IN, two sons, Donald Shaw II and Donna of Pueblo, CO, and Kent Shaw and Robin of Clarksville, TN, and one daughter Lisa Holmes and Ronald of Flat Rock, IL. He has four grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw of Clarksville, TN; Mark Shaw of Oak Grove, KY; Jason Randall of Radcliff, KY, and Shannon Carter of Radcliff, KY; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie Shaw of Clarksville, TN; Chrisopher Anshutz, of Radcliff, KY; and Aubrey Shaw of Oak Grove, KY.
Donald was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Masonic Lodge as well as local government service. He was the 1995-96 National President of the Sojourners. He was a 33rd degree Mason. His memberships include Camp Knox Lodge #919 F.& A.M. and National Sojourner Chapter #134 both of Radcliff, KY, the Scottish Rite of Evansville, In, Military Order of World Wars, The Retired Officers Association, and he had memberships in numerous other Masonic and Sojourner Chapters. He has been a member of the Radcliff, KY City Council for over 19 years.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Vine Grove, Ky with a Masonic Service at 3:00 p.m. A seperate visitation will be held on Monday, September 22, 20 14 at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals from 6-8:00 p.m., with a funeral service to follow on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and burial immediately following in Spring Hill Cemetery.
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