Frank S. Shaw, Jr. ’54

Frank S. Shaw, Jr. died unexpectedly at his home on May 11, 2015.

He was a fifth generation Tallahasseean born September 26, 1931 to Frank S. Shaw, Sr. and Mary Lowry Shaw. He graduated from Leon High School, spent two years at Davidson College and graduated from Florida State University. He was a member and chapter president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

Frank Shaw and Ed Richardson owned and operated Tallahassee Motors for nearly forty years.

He was involved in the formation and operation of Andrew Jackson Savings and Loan and First South Bank. He was active in real estate development and was involved in both residential and commercial developments from all parts of Tallahassee.

He was especially active in coaching youth sports and the Boy Scouts.

He was one of the first coaches of the Tallahassee Recreational Department’s girls’ Daisy Softball League. Frank Shaw was the President of the Suwannee River Area Council of the Boy Scouts, was awarded the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award and he was the Boy Scouts 2013 Golden Eagle Dinner honoree.

Frank Shaw was one of the founders of Maclay School, where he served as a board member and chairman.

He also served on the board of the Exchange Club, Committee of 99, Innovation Park, Southern Scholarship Foundation, James Madison Institute and the Chamber of Commerce. He was the past president of the Cotillion Club of Tallahassee, Colonels Club and Beachcombers.

Frank was involved in the creation and formation of St. Peter’s Anglican Church and was instrumental in taking this small newly created Church to the current Cathedral Church on Thomasville Road where he built an ancillary parking area with his tractor.Frank was devoted to his family. In 1959 he married his beloved wife Sarah Cawthon and they had children Frank III and Sally. Frank adored this family, especially his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank S. Shaw, Sr. and Mary Lowry Shaw and is survived by his wife Sarah, his son Frank S. Shaw, III (Fran) and daughter Sally Shaw Hyde (Jerry) and his grandchildren Sarah Bishop Hyde, Frank S. Shaw, IV, Sampson Shaw Hyde, Carol Frances Shaw and Jackson B. Hyde, all of Tallahassee and his sister Letitia S. McClellan of Tallahassee and sister Leewood Anderson of Gainesville.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 4784 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts, 2032 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 or St. Peter’s Anglican Church. Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. ( 850-385-2193)



Published in Tallahassee Democrat from May 13 to May 14, 2015