John Wesley Shaw Jr.

John Wesley Shaw Jr., 64, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was born March 5, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee, and felt privileged to be raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his mother Violet Wayne Taylor, and his parents John W. Shaw, Sr. and Peggy Alison Shaw, and many loving aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa; and two daughters, Ashley Elizabeth Shaw and Tracy Ann Collins (Erik); grandchildren, Abigail, Samuel and Olivia; brothers, Ronald Wayne Shaw, and Gregory Bain Shaw (Lisa); sister, Kimberly Shaw-Hurdle (Mike); mother-in-law Lois Sheets; brother-in-law, David Joseph Sheets (Kelley); sister-in-law, Belinda Kay Kutter (Terry); niece, Kelsey Olivia; and nephew, Jacob Wesley.

Services are Saturday, November 19, 2016, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 8345 Getwell Rd, Southaven, Mississippi, 38671.  The family will receive visitors from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed by the Holy Eucharist in Celebration of Life.  

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to MD Anderson/Siefker Bladder Fund, c/o Arleane Siefker, 1155 Pressler, Unit 13174, Houston, Texas 77030.

For online condolences visit

paid obituary

Holly Springs South Reporter

P.O. Box 278
Holly Springs, MS 38635
PH: (662) 252-4261
FAX: (662) 252-3388

Web Archive