VisitationRice Funeral Service - Claremore
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
Lewie Shaw, age 95, passed from this life Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Lewie is survived by one son, Glenn Shaw of Inola, Oklahoma; one daughter in law: Linda Shaw of Claremore, Oklahoma; grandchildren: Erinn Bisceglia and husband, Jeremy of Durango, Clarence Shaw and wife, Missy of Inola, Elizabeth Merkel of Inola, Ashley Bruce and husband, Jason of Claremore, Christopher Shaw and wife, Michelle of Hondo; great grandchildren: Allison Mitchell, Cameron Shaw, Brittni Bisceglia, Sarah Bruce, Elliott Merkel, Abigail Shaw, Avery Merkel, Michael Bruce, Dana Shaw and Sophia Bruce.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Alice Shaw and one son: Bill Shaw.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Rice Funeral Service.
Services honoring and remembering Lewis "Lewie" Shaw will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Rice Funeral Service Chapel in Claremore, Oklahoma. Lewie will be laid to rest at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Lewis "Lewie" Shaw was born October 18th, 1924 to parents Claude and Orpha (Grigg) Shaw in Alluwe, Oklahoma. He was the 13th child of his father Claude. Lewie was married to Alice in 1947. They had two sons, Bill Shaw and Glenn Shaw.
Lewie joined the Marine Corps. at 18 years old in 1943. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division and took the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. When he was discharged from the Marines after WWII he came back to Oklahoma for a short time before moving to Grandy, CO for good work. That’s when he sent a letter and $50 to the woman he wanted to spend his life with. She came to join him and they were married until she passed away.
After they made enough money in Colorado they came back home to Oklahoma and bought their home. There they raised their two sons, Bill and Glenn. Lewie worked at a small lumber yard in Claremore for 27 years. After that he and his son Glenn started working together remodeling many houses, building a few and acquiring rental properties. After about 20 years of that Lewie decided that he was ready to slow down and just take care of rental properties and his cows.
Lewie loved his family and was proud of all of them. He also loved people and never met a stranger. Lewie was liked and respected everywhere that he went. The values and ethics that he lived in his life will continue to make an impact on society for many years to come.
If you would like to see Lewie's graduation the following is a link to the video https://youtu.be/H2jP1oxwRzg
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