Darrell Ephraim Shaw, age 86 of Sheffield, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Visitation will be Saturday 5-7 at Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia. His funeral service will be Sunday, 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Barrett Long officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-1. Burial will be at Colbert Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Shaw grew up in Summershade, KY and moved to the Shoals area in 1961. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII and retired in 1983 from T.V.A. as the Assistant Power Plant Superintendent of Colbert Steam Plant. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Tuscumbia where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ephraim and Nancy Shaw; sisters, Barbara, Elva and Bessie.
Survivors include his wife of sixty three years, Louise Shaw; sons, Jim Shaw and wife Paula B. Shaw, Dennis Shaw and wife Deborah O. Shaw; grandson, Johnathan Darrell Shaw and sister, Edith Bailey
Pallbearers are George Terrell, Dewey Willingham, Sammy Richardson, Tony Rutledge, Bryce Tidmore, Chesley Malone, Theo Hannah, John Elliott, Jerry Wages and Ray Balch.
Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. John P. Mims and Joel Parker
The family expresses heartfelt thanks to all of their neighbors and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.