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Frank Samuel Shaw

February 14, 1932 — November 12, 2023

Lubbock and formerly of Pampa

Frank Samuel Shaw, age 91, of Lubbock, TX, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023.  He was born on February 14, 1932, in Flo, Texas to the late William Henry Shaw and Mary Alice (Barnett) Shaw. 

 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 18, 2023, in the Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Gregory White, officiating. A burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

 

Frank will be available for viewing from 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM on Friday and 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Frank, at the tender age of 12, began working all across Texas.  Eventually he chose the pipeline which took him to Merkel, Texas. While in Merkel he met and married Bina Grace Brown on June 5, 1949.  He settled down and began work in the sheetrock factory there in Merkel.  Before long, the entrepreneur in him that we all know and love, was calling him, and in 1952 he became a home builder in Pampa, TX, where he built hundreds of homes during the rest of the 1950’s.  Frank had an inquisitive mind and loved to learn how things worked.  Because of this, transitioning from homes to larger and more complicated commercial projects, was no surprise to his family.  Frank began construction of Route 66 fuel stations across Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona throughout the 1960’s.  Mastering his skill, and full of life, he started his last major construction projects in the early 1970’s, which included building multiple TG&Y and other shopping centers across the US from Alabama to Texas.  During this time, he became a licensed pilot and bought his own aircraft; the more efficient use of his time and money, plus, even if he was slow to admit, the most fun way to get between job sites.  Beginning to feel the hard labor that he began at such a young age, he made his last career change.  He used all the skills and knowledge he had accumulated over the years and became an insurance adjuster from 1975 to 1984 in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky before retiring at the young age of 52.  Frank decided to move back towards his roots and established residence in Oakwood, Texas.  In his so-called retirement, Frank, with the help of his loving friends, family, and mind, created a log cabin style lakefront home.  As with any retirement of his, once this project was complete, he had another, and another, and another.  One project was to learn how to grow an amazing garden.  The garden he created boasted a bounty of vegetables and large sunflowers (which he was particularly proud of growing).  The lake carries almost 20 years of fond memories with Frank, his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.  In 2003, he moved back to Missouri and settled in Piedmont, in a house on the mountainside.  While there, his second wife Leslie Lorine passed away in 2012.  After her passing, there was nothing tying him to the area, and Frank, missing the rest of his family dearly, moved to Lubbock in 2013 to be closer to his children.  While in Lubbock, not only did he develop a closer and stronger bond with his family, he reconnected with his first wife Bina and remarried on March 8, 2013.   He became very active in his Sunday School class at Lubbock First Church of the Nazarene.  This is where he learned the most about God and grew closest to Him.  Agape, the name for his Sunday School class, became his favorite word after understanding its true meaning- It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Frank knew he had God, His Hand and all, and God had always loved him with Agape love.  For the rest of his days, he did what he loved.  Frank spent many an hour still building what he could build and gardening what he could garden. When he was not in the shop or in the garden working, he spent his time in the company of his family and friends, making new memories for us to share.  He will be missed by all.

 

Frank will be joining his grandparents, parents, former wife Lorine, siblings- Harry, Audry, Albert, Edward, and Eunice, children- Larry and Teresa, and grandchildren- Christina Shaw and Michael E. Shaw.

 

Frank’s love and memories are still being celebrated by his wife, Bina Shaw; children: Brenda Clason and husband Richard, Martha White and husband Greg, and Michael G. Shaw and wife Lisa; grandchildren: Wendy Clason, Marsha Shaw, Abraham White and wife Vanessa, Misty Blackwood, Ursula Findley-Baker and husband Robert, Andrew White, Mandy Shaw, Samual Ledford and wife Stephanie, Rachel Cyphers and husband Mitch, Frank D Shaw, Ashley Shaw, and Philip Shaw; great-grandchildren: Silas Robison, Colton Thomas, Kaylee Ledford, Daegan Findley, Kaitlyn White, Chole Cyphers, Ashton Ledford, Arianna Castillo, Bobby Cyphers, Maddison Shaw, Michael K. Shaw, Alexander White, Sebastian Ledford, and Noah White; his sister, Billie; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, other extended family, and friends.

 

 

In lieu of flowers, it is requested for donations to be sent to First Church of the Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Ave., Lubbock, TX 79424.  Note for “Agape Sunday School Class”.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 17, 2023

8:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael - Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

8:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Carmichael - Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Memory Gardens Mausoleum

2215 N Price Rd, Pampa, TX 79065

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