Charles Lemmon Shaw ’47

Charles Lemmon Shaw '47A memorial service for Charles Lemmon Shaw, who died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, will be held at First Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3 o’clock with the Reverend Nick Cheek officiating.

Mr. Shaw was born at Tuomey Hospital on April 4, 1924 to Paul Whitworth Shaw and Lilly Lemmon Shaw.

Charles Shaw, affectionately known as Flop, spent the first five years of his life in Alcolu when his father worked for his grandfather, David Wells Alderman, in his timber business.

Upon entering school, Flop moved to Sumter, and his father, Whit Shaw, established Shaw Lumber Company in 1930.

Flop worked at Shaw Lumber Company his entire adult life and served as president of Carolina Lumber Dealers Association. Charles Shaw graduated from Edmunds High School and Davidson College. As a Davidson freshman he joined the U.S. Army during World War II and was sent to Anzio, Italy where he received the Purple Heart.

He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Church Treasurer, Clerk of the Session, Church Trustee, and Elder Emeritus.

He was president of the YMCA Board of Directors and selected as Humanitarian of the Year. He served as on the board of the Salvation Army

Flop is survived by his wife of 70 years Mary Macaulay Brown Shaw and their two children Mary Brown Shaw White and her husband Dr. Charles White , and Paul Whitworth “Whit” Shaw and his wife Robin all of Sumter; three granddaughters Macaulay White Smith and her husband Representative Murrell Smith, Mary White Finley and her husband Justin and Sarah Corbett Shaw; and two great grandchildren Mary Brown “Bee” Smith and George Murrell Smith, III.

Graveside services will be private. The family will receive friends at the family home Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3-5 in the afternoon. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church at 9 West Calhoun Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 or The Salvation Army of Sumter at 16 Kendrick Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

Published in The State on Jan. 5, 2018