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In Memory of

Doyle Shaw

March 21, 1933 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Elmer "Doyle" Shaw passed away peacefully at his home in Hoover, AL on Thursday March 26th, 2015 at the age of 82. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sara Jean Shaw; his two sons, Steven Doyle Shaw (Jamelle) and Stanley Gene Shaw (Susan); and his Grandson Zachary Stanton Shaw. He was born in Dunnavant, AL on March 21, 1933, the youngest and last living survivor of 6 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Hobart Shaw, Sr. and Kittie McLane Shaw.

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Elmer "Doyle" Shaw passed away peacefully at his home in Hoover, AL on Thursday March 26th, 2015 at the age of 82. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sara Jean Shaw; his two sons, Steven Doyle Shaw (Jamelle) and Stanley Gene Shaw (Susan); and his Grandson Zachary Stanton Shaw. He was born in Dunnavant, AL on March 21, 1933, the youngest and last living survivor of 6 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Hobart Shaw, Sr. and Kittie McLane Shaw.

He attended Jones Valley High School in Birmingham, was a Veteran of the Air Force and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1959 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved back to Birmingham starting his career with Southern Services and ultimately retiring from the Southern Company as a Principal Engineer with over 30 years of service with the company. Doyle was an avid golfer, a member of Hoover Country Club and former President of Chace Lake Country Club. He has the distinction of shooting his age or better in every year since he was 70 years old. He was an ardent Bridge player, won many tournaments and rose to the level of "Life Master". He and his wife Jean loved to travel and were active members of Bluff Park Methodist Church.
In addition to engineering, golf and bridge, Doyle was probably best known by many as "Coach Shaw" and was a very successful Coach in the 60's, 70's and 80's at Shades Mountain and Hoover. He had significant impact and was a strong influence on many young men's lives. He continued that influence with his relationship and encouragement of his Grandson, Zac, in his later years. He also served two separate terms as President of the W. A. Berry High School Athletic Association.

Visitation will be 5pm ''' 7pm on Sunday, March 29th at Southern Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Bluff Park United Methodist Church on Monday, March 30th at 1pm led by Senior Pastor Mike Holly and Retired Senior Pastor Reid Crotty. A graveside service and interment will follow at Union UMC, The Church at Chelsea Park. Pallbearers will include Michael Lorino, Kerry Shaw, Zac Shaw, Fred Turnipseed, Terry Turnipseed and Jerry Shaw "Bogie" Wood.