Donald Richard Shaw, 81, of Christiansburg, died Thursday, July 15, 2021, at his home.
He was born in Bluefield, W.Va. on Aug. 9, 1939, to the late Earl Lawrence and Lucille Berdie Roberts Shaw.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Belle Shaw, and brothers Earl (Artie) Shaw and George Shaw. He was a lifelong member of the Christiansburg Fire Department and served for 50 years. He is a veteran of the US Army and a member of the United Church of God. He retired from Virginia Tech with 35 years of service.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kristi Shaw, Alan and Susan Shaw, and David and Twyla Shaw; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Rick Rector, Dian and Martin Matsko; grandchildren Brandon, Jessica, Brian, Jordan, Kaitlyn, Caydee, and Ally; great-grandchildren Jude, Axl, Floyd, Hudson, Crosby, and Isabelle; a sister, Sally June Maness; and a brother, John Shaw.
Services will be handled privately. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family received friends on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the family home at 415 North High St., Christiansburg. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.