After graduating from Davidson College in 1950 he worked for Superior Stone Company in Lillington, North Carolina.
In 1960 the Shaws returned to Fayetteville when he took a position with Home Federal Savings and Loan Association where he remained for 32 years. After retirement, he became a partner in Gaines and Shaw Appraisers. He was president of both the McLean Foundation and the McLean Development Corporation.
Civic Positions/Boards served:
-Fayetteville City Council
-Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Lafayette Society
-Chairman of the Historic and Scenic Sights Committee
-Member Cape Fear Botanical Garden Board
-Member State Board of Community Colleges’ Commission on the Future
-Member of the West Fayetteville Rotary Club
-First Presbyterian Church
-President and Chairman of the City of Fayetteville Linear Park Corporation
In 1975 he was appointed by the governor to the board of FTCC and then was appointed as a member of the State Board of Community Colleges’ Commission on the Future.
In 2005, FTCC dedicated the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center to honor his 29 years of serving as the Chairman of the FTCC Board. In 2015 he received the I.E. Reedy Award from the State Board of Community Colleges.
Harry’s integrity and energy is the great legacy he leaves behind. His civic and philanthropic pursuits will be missed not only by his family but an entire community.
Harry was predeceased by Sarah Stewart, his wife of 58 years and his son Paul Stewart Shaw.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Chestnut Shaw of the home; two daughters, Faison Shaw Covington of Charlotte and Sally Shaw Schmitz and husband Richard of Piney Creek; his sister, Gillie Revelle of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Mary Jane Hansen of St. Louis, MO, Greg Shaw of New York, NY, Harry Schmitz of Morehead City, and Clair Shaw of Charlotte; his great-granddaughter, Emma Hansen of St. Louis, MO and two step-children, Kate Henley Paradis of Charlotte and Wilson Henley of Washington, CT.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Eller Hall.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the church with Dr. Mike Garrett and Rev. Donna Marchant officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in Eller Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Creek Linear Park Foundation.
Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.
Published in Fayetteville Observer on May 21, 2018