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James Armstead Shaw

January 30, 1944 - September 8, 2019

MUNCIE – James Armstead Shaw, 75, passed away on Sunday morning, September 8, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 30, 1944 in Muncie, the son of Herschael Armstead and Mildred G. (Lordier) Shaw. He attended St. Lawrence elementary/middle school and graduated from Muncie Centr…READ MORE

MUNCIE – James Armstead Shaw, 75, passed away on Sunday morning, September 8, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 30, 1944 in Muncie, the son of Herschael Armstead and Mildred G. (Lordier) Shaw. He attended St. Lawrence elementary/middle school and graduated from Muncie Central High School. On March 23, 1970, he married Diana Lynn Steele.
James worked in the transportation and trucking industry for over forty years. He got his start at Marhoefer and eventually worked with several other local businesses in the transportation industry. James worked as a self-employed businessman until his retirement in 2009. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and was a beloved father.
He enjoyed carpentry and the renovation of old houses. James was passionate about politics and social justice. He was kind to anyone that he met and was always willing to help someone in need.
James was blessed with 49 ½ years of marriage and is survived by his wife, Diana Lynn; three children, Brian Armstead Shaw (wife, Sarah), Karen Shaw and James R. Shaw; eight grandchildren, Kelsi, Kaitlyn, Jonathan Armstead, Hannah, Andrew, Abigail, Preston and Triston; nine brothers and sisters, Sister Paulette (Marilyn Shaw), Janice Good (husband, Gary), M. Dolores Shaw, Paulette Anderson (husband, Jim), Joe Shaw, Mike Shaw (wife, Marirose) Tony Shaw, R.T. Shaw and E. Phillip Shaw (wife, Marla).
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jonathan M. Shaw in 2000; and three sisters, Eva, Nancy and Virginia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 E. Charles Street, Muncie, with Fr. David Hellmann presiding. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at www.cancer.org or Cancer Services of East Central Indiana – Little Red Door, 2311 W. Jackson Street, Muncie, IN 47303
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Address:

820 E. Charles Street
Muncie, IN 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Beech Grove Cemetery

Address:

14oo West Kilgore Ave.
Muncie, IN 47305


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