Harold R. Shaw
1924 - 2021
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Harold R. Shaw

Harold R. Shaw, age 96, a beloved husband, father, and minister, went home to be with his Lord and Savior this January 7, 2021. He was born September 15, 1924 near Farmland, Indiana to Reuben C. and Mable I. (Smithson) Shaw. Harold graduated from Lincoln School in Randolph County in 1942. He served in the Army in the South Pacific during the retaking of the Philippines during WWII. Harold married Betty Luce July 1, 1944. They had four children; Christine Byrd (Junior), Pam White (Tom Littleton), Kerry Shaw (Donna), and Kevin Shaw. Betty passed away June 8, 2000. There are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. On March 22, 2005, Harold married Rebecca Dunlap. Rebecca has four adult children; Debra Runshe (Clay), Kevin Dunlap (Elizabeth), Durrinda Lowry (Larry), and Kimit Dunlap (Patricia). There are six step-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren. Harold retired from Warner Gear in 1977, after 31 years of service. Harold also served as pastor in several churches in Randolph and Delaware Counties, as well as in Western Ohio. Redkey Baptist Church was his last pastorate. Harold was known as a kind and generous man who inspired people with his faith and hope in God. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, minister, and friend. He was serious about his work for the Lord, but he was also known for his sense of humor and caring personality. He enjoyed visiting with people and sharing the good news. In addition to sharing his time with family and church, he enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, traveling and volunteered at Christian Ministries, and served on the Woodlawn Cemetery Board, Senior Citizens of Muncie and several missions boards. Survivors in addition to his wife, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren include one sister Frances Woods-Winchester, Indiana; one brother Lloyd Shaw (Mona)- Zephyrhills, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Betty and a sister Norma Shaw. The family greatly appreciates the excellent care Harold received while living at Summers Pointe in Winchester, Indiana. Visitation will be private at the convenience of the family with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Reverend Jr. Bilbrey officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be directed towards One Mission 941 Fry Road Greenwood, IN, 46142 (Acct. #802024), The Gideons International, Samaritans Purse or the charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries - Farmland Chapel.

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Published in The Star Press from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
I was a new arrival from Africa when we first met. We quickly bonded because of our mutual calling to ministry. Had a dinners at his home and he invited me to preach in some of the churches he ministered at. I’ll occasionally stop at his house to admire the fantastic wood working skills and finish projects. He called me “son”, though am black. What an honor.I’ll miss him but we’ll meet at our Lord’s feet some day. The Lord grant grace and comfort to his family.
Joseph Avia
January 12, 2021
Harold was a true inspiration. Growing up as a kid & visiting my Grandma, Elsie Gilman, he was truly a supportive and funny man. I have fond memories of my visits to Indiana. RIP Harold.
Kent Gilman
January 12, 2021
Uncle Harold was a very special part of our lives, officiating our wedding, baptizing our two children and being a constant source of inspiration, love and laughter throughout our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Jeff and Rhonda Luce
Jeff and Rhonda Luce
January 11, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tammy Ballinger
January 11, 2021
Harold make the wooden altar in my Jr. Church years ago. Many children knelt at that altar and gave their hearts to Jesus!
Gina Walker
January 10, 2021
Rev Shaw lived in the Cunningham Addition on Gray Street right down the Road from us. I bought a Curio Cabinet from him and I sold Avon to his first wife Betty. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed visiting with him and Betty!
Ronda Bolich Griffith
Ronda Bolich Griffith
January 10, 2021
Harold was a very gentle man, always cared for others, so sorry to hear this
Kim Kilburn
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