Services for Thomas Alex Shaw have been scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 P.M. and the service will begin at 2:00 P.M. Alex will be laid to rest at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park, however services will conclude in the chapel and there will be no graveside service. Rev. Ted Kiser will officiate.
Alex affectionately known as "Buddy", passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019 in Rockwall, Texas. He was born February 19, 1938 in Quitman, Texas to Ernest and Doris (Sutton) Shaw. He was 81 years of age.
Alex was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Tillie Shuffiled and Debra Swaim; and one son, Bobby Shaw.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory one devoted son, Kirk Shaw and wife Melissa; a beautiful daughter, Sandra Shaw; four wonderful grandchildren, Dylan Wray, A.J. Wray, Maegan Shaw, and Gregory Shaw; loving sister, Gladys Yarbrough; and many nephews, nieces, and dear friends.
Alex will be remembered as a loving father who would do anything to help his kids. Alex worked for the Dallas Water Utilities for 31 years and has enjoyed his retirement for 31 years. In his retirement, he loved to travel and would, on occasions, take the roads less traveled. In his later years, he enjoyed catching a show or two of Elvis impersonators with his close friends. Alex was also a Shriner and a Mason.
Arrangements are under the care of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home located at 12649 Lake June Rd., Mesquite, TX 75180.
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