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John Wayne Shaw

April 6, 1961 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 59)



     John Wayne Shaw, age 59, of Harrisburg, passed away at 9:05 PM, Monday, June 22, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

     John was born on April 6, 1961 in Cadillac, Michigan to Burttis Wayne and Aletha (Hay) Shaw.  On November 19, 1983 he married Thea Sheckles and she survives in Harrisburg.  John earned a bachelor’s degree where he majored in mathematics and minored in computer science.  John loved the outdoors.  He also loved to fish, mechanic, work on computers, work crossword puzzles. He was an avid reader and loved math, but foremost he loved his wife, Thea, his children, and his family.  John hated country music and the color pink.

     In addition to his wife Thea, John is survived by a daughter, Christina Denise Shaw of Harrisburg; son, Matthew “Matt” Jacob Shaw and wife Kelley of Sedalia, Kentucky; son, Brad Owens and wife Savannah of Eldorado; father, Burttis Shaw of Luther, Michigan; grandchildren, Aiden, Marissa, Nikolas, and Paisley; granddog, “Annie”; sister, Tammy Shaw of West Frankfort; brother, Lonny Shaw of Spokane, Washington; sister, Tryna Shaw of Evansville, Indiana; sister, Brenda Shaw of Michigan; special nephew, Lee Jacobs and fiancée Brittney Gunter of Harrisburg; special niece, Angela Jacobs of Evansville, Indiana; special nephew, Tristen Bolin of Harrisburg; mother-in-law, Reta Mitchell of Harrisburg; brother-in-law, Dwain Sheckles and wife Becky of Carmi; brother-in-law, Tod Sheckles of Harrisburg, and sister-in-law, Fain Sheckles of Harrisburg.

     John was preceded in death by his mother, Aletha Shaw, brother, Randy Shaw; and grandparents, David and Marjorie Jacobs.

     Visitation will be held for John Wayne Shaw from 5 PM to 8 PM, Friday, June 26, 2020 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. 

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June 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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