Thomas "Tommy" Shaw

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Funeral service for Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Shaw, 84, will be Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with the Rev. Terrell Boyd officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Union Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Shaw died Thursday September 25, 2014, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Fumiko Shaw, of Huntsville; two daughters, Susan Wanda (Dennis) McCluskey, of Bessemer and Mary Ann (Kevin) White, of Arab; his son, Stephen Vincent (Theresa) Shaw, of Arab; five grandchildren, Candice Mobley, Holly Chamblee, Jason Shaw, Brian Shaw and Suzanne McCluskey; three great- grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Neuvar, of Austin, Texas and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be members of the family. Tommy was born in Jacksonville, Ala. on May 18, 1930 to the late Hazel Johnson Rudolph. He graduated from Jacksonville High School. As a young man he was very bright and had a special interest in space travel. Upon graduating high school Tommy enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met, fell in love with and married Fumiko Mitsui. He served his country during the Korean War Era. Tommy was a control tower operator while stationed in Japan. His love of space travel continued on into his career, where after his military service, he worked and retired from Redstone Arsenal. Tommy was an avid "Star Trek" fan and his favorite line was, "Beam me up Scotty." He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Huntsville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Johnson Rudolph and one sister, Nancy Dee Bullock. Online condolences to the family at K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 27, 2014
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