Guy Bruce Shaw, at the young age of 69, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 27, 1953 in Birmingham AL to William Perry Shaw, Jr. and the late Joan Wortham Shaw.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Terry Hamilton Shaw; his daughters Kimberly Lynn Shaw (Michael) and Lisa Ann Tillery (Michael); his son Thomas William Shaw (Lauren); his 3 grandsons, Braden Tillery, Ethan Tillery, and Elijah Shaw; his 2 granddaughters, Olivia Shaw and Ella Monroe Mccullough; and his five fur babies. He is also survived by his father, William Perry Shaw, Jr; his 3 brothers, Randall Shaw, Chris Shaw, and Kevin Shaw (Jodi); along with numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Joan Wortham Shaw.
Bruce graduated from John Carroll Catholic School in 1971. He then went on to study Sociology at Auburn University from 1971-1974. He finished his college career in 1977 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor’s degree. He retired from American Flow Control after 42 years of service.
He loved his family with all of his heart, along with his beloved Auburn Tigers. He was most proud of his grandchildren and was not shy to brag on them. He never missed a game, recital, or awards program that celebrated his grandbabies. Bruce was most known for his dad jokes, music, movies and his Shawsome sense of humor. He loved being outdoors searching for the next critter to bring to the Shaw House. He also loved capturing God’s creations through his camera lens.
Services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Charter Funeral Home Chapel in Calera, AL with Rev. Rusty Tate officiating. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by the service at 3:00 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in his memory to be sent to the Shelby County Humane Society.
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”