Thomas Clark Shaw
Arrington Funeral Directors
148 W. University Parkway
Jackson, TN
Thomas Clark Shaw

Jackson - Thomas Clark Shaw, age 66, entered into Heaven's Glory on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Jackson, Tennessee after a short illness. He was a beloved husband, Dad and Granddaddy. He served as a longtime Jackson businessman, restaurateur, as well as a local, state, regional and national tourism industry leader.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate of thirty five years, Juanita Shaw. He cherished his children, daughter Elizabeth Shaw and son Brooks Shaw along with Brooks' wife Megan and their daughter Grace Anne. Clark is also survived by his sister Deborah Shaw Laman and her husband Jon along with a host of dear family and friends.

A lifelong Jacksonian, Clark was born on July 22, 1954 the son of the late Brooks and Anne Shaw. Clark attended local schools and graduated from North Side High School in 1972. He attended college at Union University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Clark was a true original, family man, entrepreneur, natural born leader, and a visionary. He dearly loved the Lord, his family, church, community, State and Country. He proudly worshipped and served as a deacon for several years at Englewood Baptist Church.

He oversaw a number of projects during his tourism career, including the development and move to Casey Jones Village in 1978. His other major projects include, bringing satellite Christian radio to Jackson through American Family Radio, building Casey Jones Village Amphitheatre, and the expansion of Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum. He relocated several iconic structures, such as the Judge Milton Brown railcar to Jackson, 175 year old Providence House from Trenton, and he restored the historic Wellwood Country Store from Haywood County and the Pearl House from downtown Jackson.

His most recent project is the Farm at Casey Jones Village, which Clark and Juanita are using as a community outreach for education and ministry. He received accolades and awards too numerous to mention and served on board of directors for local charities, the Tourism Association of Southwest Tennessee, the Tennessee Restaurant Association, the Tennessee Tourism Roundtable, and the National Restaurant Association among many others. Clark was especially proud to have served as the Chairman of the Board for the Jerry Drace Evangelistic Association from 2001 to 2020.

He dedicated his life to serving others. Clark truly lived out Romans 12:13, which says "Always be eager to practice hospitality". He was the consummate host and gentleman.

Visitation services are set for Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at Providence House in Casey Jones Village in Jackson. Masks are required and the Old Country Store is asking for volunteers to assist with social distancing. He will be laid to rest in a private family graveside service. A virtual memorial service will air on Jackson Energy Authority's EPlusTV6 Sunday, December 6 at 3 pm and streamed online at

Pallbearers are: John Swain, Bruce Haltom, Paul Priddy, Sam Myatt, Jonathan Jenkins, Percy Mitchell, Alex Reed, and Derick Tisdale.

Friends may make financial contributions in Clark Shaw's honor to a charity of their choice. If you wish to send flowers or cards, please send to the Shaw Family, Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, Tennessee 38305.

Arrington Funeral Directors has charge. 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305 731.668.1111

Published by The Jackson Sun from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2020.
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Providence House in Casey Jones Village
Jackson, TN
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It doesn't seem like it has been that long since you been gone. I love and miss you very much. You was such a great a great friend to everyone who knew you. We will see you again.
Shirley Scarbrough
November 27, 2021
Clark was a wonderful nephew whom I am going to miss so much! I am so thankful for the time we got to be together when I was home this past summer. My heart breaks that his little granddaughter won’t get to know what a wonderful grandfather she had. He will not only be missed by his family but by all who knew and loved Clark. Juanita and family, Deborah and family, I know the ?ord will bring you through this storm as He always does.
I love you all,
Aunt Sarah
Sarah Ralls
December 5, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Love you all!
Shirley Scarbrough
December 5, 2020
Juanita, Larry and I are so sorry for your family. We truly enjoyed getting to meet you Clark and Elizabeth at Garry's this summer. We knew just by talking and fellow shipping around the dinner table we had meet an extension to our Christian family. Although we weren't together long I learned what a strong faith you all had in my God. There are no words I can say to ease your pain, just lean on God and He will give you just what yoh need at the moment you need it. His Grace is sufficient. Love and prayers. Larry and Cindy Walker
Cynthia Walker
December 5, 2020
Juanita and family, thank you for sharing Clark with our family. The wisdom and love he shared with us are memories we will cherish forever.
Monique Merriweather
December 4, 2020
Condolences and prayers from the Acree family, Clark was an excellent example to the business owners and employees in this area and West TN. He, his parents and family have made a great Tourism Destination for Jackson and this area which has had a tremendous economic impact throughout West TN and the state/region. He will be missed. Respectfully, Ron & Cindy Acree
Ron Acree
December 4, 2020
Was a neighbor my dad took me to his father store many times great family sorry for loss
Nolan escue
December 3, 2020
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