VeteranRobert “Artie” Shaw

Robert "Artie" ShawRobert W. “Artie” Shaw, 89, of Lindale, Texas, formerly of Astoria and Davenport, Iowa, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 19, 2016, at his home in Lindale.

He was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Astoria, a son of Willis G. and Marilyn M. Hulvey Shaw. He married Bonnie J. Thompson on Sept. 2, 1947, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rosemary (and Keith) Anderson of Emory, Texas; one sister, Shirley (and Duane) Richards of Browning; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Gregory Shaw; one brother, Gerald Shaw; one sister, Betty Thompson; and one step-grandchild.

After graduation, he worked for Lock’s Motor Sales in Astoria. He worked for McCarthy Improvement Company in Davenport for nine years, Quad City Kenworth in Rock Island, Twin Bridges MAC in Bettendorf, Peter Kewitt Company and for contractors all over the world. He worked for Operating Engineers Local #537 and #150 in Davenport and for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1987 until his retirement in 2002.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving from 1946-47 with the 20th Air Force, 3rd Photo Division in Guam.

He was a member of Operating Engineers Local #537 and #150 in Davenport, Iowa; Blue Masonic Lodge in Ottawa, Kan., Masonic Lodge of Lawrence, Kan., and Davenport, Iowa; York Rite Degree in Ottawa, the Scottish Rite in Davenport, Mohasson Grotto in Davenport, Kaabe Shrine in Davenport, the Order of the Eastern Star #178 in Davenport and the Davenport American Legion Post #26; and Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Springhill, Iowa. He worked with the Boy Scout Troop #9 in Davenport for years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Ken Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the memorial home with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery with full military rites.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital and Burn Center.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/23/2016


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