Charles Shaw

Hamilton County

Jr.Charles Lee Shaw Jr. passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012.He was born on Feb. 28, 1951 to Charles Shaw Sr. and Marcella Shaw Cornish. He joined the United States Army when he was 17 years old and served two tours in Vietnam. He was discharged as a sergeant and awarded the following medals: Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Charles joined the Chattanooga Police Dept. in 1971. He also worked for CARTA, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, as an animal control officer for the city and Humane Educational Society. Charles was the owner and operator of his own over the road trucking company, he also owned Shaw House Monogramming and recently Aunt Sues K-9 Bakery.Shaw was an adventurous traveler, traveling with his wife around the world to more than 40 countries seeing everything from the Great Wall of China, a safari in Africa, and Manchu Picchu in South American.Even though Charles had no children of his own he was a mentor to all the kids in Highland Park where he served as President for the neighborhood association. He also fixed a playground for the area children named Shaw Playground. He was awarded the Jefferson Award for his efforts. Shaw leaves behind the love of his life, Uneva Reagan Shaw; a mother, Marcella Cornish; a sister, Beverly (Tom) Tallent; a brother, Tim Cornish; a brother-in-law, Dwight Reagan; sister-in-law, Mintie (Tim) Welchance; nieces and nephews; constant companion Stormy and devoted friends. The pallbearers are Officer Aaron Williams, Glen Norwood, Kevin Blakemore, Will Sledge, Dennis Reagan, Jim Hixson, Tony Schrader, Melvin Carson, and honorary Terry Parks and JT Marlin.Graveside services were held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the National Cemetery.A celebration of life service will be held at Lindsey Street Hall from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charles name to Shaw Playground in care of Judith Shore, 1501 Union Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404, or Humane Education Society, 212 North Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.Please share your thoughts and memories at are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, East Chapel, 404 S/ Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

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