Bruce Lacey Shaw
November 3, 1946 - October 14, 2016
Bruce L. Shaw, 69, of Holmesville, died peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.
Bruce was born Nov. 3, 1946 in Urbana to the late John David and Louise (Bruce) Shaw and married the former Gloria Lemon on July 25, 1969 and she survives. He was a 1965 graduate of Waynedale High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from July 27, 1965 – Jan. 6, 1969 having served in the 17th Security Police Squadron during the Vietnam War. He retired from Tricore Metals in Wooster and was a member of the Holmesville American Legion Post 551, the National Rifle Assoc. and the Ohio Quarter Horse Assoc. Bruce enjoyed riding horses, his beloved dogs, fishing, coon hunting and watching sports. He loved his grandchildren and could usually be found working and tinkering around the house. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria; his children, Stacey (Holly) Shaw of Holmesville, Jeremy (Suzanne) Shaw of Shreve and Jaclyn Shaw of Holmesville; grandchildren, Sierra, Nathan, Jack and Zoe; sisters, Emily Smith of Anchorage, AK and Elizabeth (Nick) Still of Taos, NM; his mother-in-law, Harriet Lemon of Holmesville; several aunts, in-laws, nieces and nephews and his beloved chocolate lab, Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Jack Lemon.
Friends call call Wednesday, Oct. 19th from 4-7 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Bruce will be interred on Thursday, Oct. 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery near Rittman. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorials contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 The family extends their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of LifeCare Hospice for the wonderful care and support given to Bruce and to his family.
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Name: Lynn & Linda Hawkins
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Bruce's wife,children and extended family during this time of sorrow.Praying that you will find peace knowing that he is now resting in peace. I always enjoyed working with Bruce when we worked together at Astro.
Name: Jim Yoder
Rest in peace my classmate and Veteran brother you fought the good fight as many veterans do. To the family I am so sorry for your loss.
Name: Bonnie ( Branson ) Adams
Gloria , so sad for your loss. Didn't realize Bruce had been ill. Prayers that our Lord will bless and comfort you in the days to come.
I remember what a football player he was . How happy you looked in the pictures you posted . Know that you have been , always will be a friend.
blessings to you and your whole family.
Name: Dale Endsley
I am so sorry to hear about Bruce. He was a great man. I knew him years ago and also worked with him at Tricor Maintenance. He will be deeply missed and remembered
Name: Sue Knapp (Maston)
My memories of Bruce were mainly grade school. He liked to fish in my dads pond behind our restaurant. He always had candy for me on Valentines Day and of course the Holmesville record hops. They were so much fun. Such an innocent time. It sounds like he had a happy life and I am glad for that. My sympathy goes out to his family. Sue
Name: Brad Vincent
You are in my thoughts and prayers Gloria and so sorry for your loss. You and Bruce have left a wonderful legacy with your family and he will certainly live on through each of you.
Name: David Brinkerhoff
I extend my deepest sympathy in your loss. May the Lord give you strength and comfort.
Bruce will be sadly missed by all.
Name: Art and Kathy Brown
We want to send our deepest sympathy to Gloria and the kids for their loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Name: Tricia Norman (Brinkerhoff)
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you feel God's presence during this difficult time.
Name: Wooster Wayne Chapter DAR
The Wooster Wayne Chapter of DAR would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one. We are very grateful for Bruce's service to our country. Patriots are what keep our nation free. May God Bless you and comfort your family at this difficult time.