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Kenneth Ray Shaw

Kenneth Ray Shaw, 88, of Commerce passed away on Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018.

Kenneth was born in Cooper, Texas, on February 20th, 1930, the son of Lee David Shaw and Hida Quate Shaw. He grew up and attended school in Pecan Gap, Texas. Kenneth proudly served in the United States Army from 1949 to 1953 and was in active duty for 11 months during the Korean War. He held the title of Corporal, Armed Reconnaissance Crewman.

He married Shirley Howse of Cooper, in 1951. They made their home in Commerce and raised two children. Kenneth worked with Commerce ISD for over 30 years as transportation/maintenance supervisor. After retirement, he took a position with Hunt County and worked there for many more years. He so enjoyed the many friends and relationships formed in these positions.
Kenneth was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge in Commerce and has been a Master Mason in Good Standing for over 50 years.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, daughter, and son in law, Teresa and Ed Collins of Rockwall, Texas, son, Kenneth Ray Shaw, Jr. (Kenny) of Watonga Oklahoma, grandchildren; Lee Collins, Russell Collins of Rockwall, Texas, Trey Shaw and Samantha Dorn of Plano, Texas, Shea Shaw and Fiance` Shelby McDaniel of Commerce, great grandchildren; Jordan and Kaylie Shaw, and Alaina Collins. He is also survived by brothers, Wendel Shaw of Burleson and Benny Shaw of Arlington, plus many beloved in laws, nieces and nephews.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Curtis and Jerry Shaw and sister, Shirley Bankhead.Service times are set for Saturday March 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie, Texas, with Rev. Chad Davenport officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be Greg Shaw, Robert Shaw, Brad Bankhead, Philip Bankhead, Chris Shaw, Khoury Farrar, Damon Jones and Terry Julian.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.


Saturday, March 24, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cross Trails Cowboy Church
4761 FM1623
Wolfe City, Texas 754396

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 24, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cross Trails Cowboy Church
4761 FM1623
Wolfe City, Texas 75496

Committal Service

Saturday, March 24, 2018
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Rosemound Cemetery
501 Pritchard Road
Commerce, Texas 75428

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Shirley, Theresa, and Kenny, I am so sorry for your loss, I did not know or I would have been there for you. You are in my prayers, love you all. Carolyn

Carolyn Williams Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to hear the loss of this good man. My prayers are with you all.

Christy Crouch Guest Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences. Prayers for your family. Rest in peace Kenneth.

Pam Arrington Webb Mar 24 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of you and your family, Shirley. Kenneth was a wonderful friend to our family and was an awesome co- worker when we both were employed by CISD. Prayers for all of you. Sue Davis

Sue Davis Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs. Shaw, Teresa and Kenny, I am so sad to hear about Mr. Shaw. He was a sweet, wonderful man. I wish I could be there with you, but unfortunately I will not be able to come. Please know you will be in my prayers and I send my love to all. Charlotte

Charlotte Johnson Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with the family. Love and prayers, Rich and Diana

Rich and Diana Zielinski Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

Sure am gonna miss that pretty smiling face!

Rebecca Foshee Seago Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

Wonderful father and husband. Always loved visiting with him - he had such a funny sense of humor. So sorry for your loss. Mary Lee

Mary Lee Jones Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

John Walker Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

Kenneth and Evelyn Foust Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM

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