John Shaw, 78, of Newburgh, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home. He was born July 3, 1933, in Chandler, IN.
He was a teacher at Dexter Elementary School for 34 years, and had great compassion for his students. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1955. John was a member of the American Legion - Kapperman Post 44, and served on the SWIRCA Board as Warrick County Representative. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and spending time with his family.
John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis (Hachmeister); daughter, Leigh Jackson (Rod); son, Rob Shaw; daughter, Laura Tutt (Jeff); grandchildren, Katie Conapinski (Kyle), Sara Jackson, A. J. Jackson, B. J. Jackson, Anna Jackson, Kelsi Jackson, Mallorie Tutt, McKenna Tutt, Zackary Tutt, all of Newburgh; sister, Dolores Forston, of Evansville; and 2 great grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm, Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dale Beaver, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit Saturday, 2-8 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725, or the Warrick County Council on Aging, 3120 W. State Route 62, Boonville, IN 47601.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com