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Richard LeRoy Shaw

Richard LeRoy Shaw

Richard LeRoy Shaw, 77, was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Lovell, Wyoming, to Maxine Shaw and was lovingly raised by his grandparents, Willard (Po) and Naomi (Mo) Shaw. Richard passed away on Oct. 13, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

He graduated from Lovell High School, Lovell, Wyoming, in 1958. After graduation he attended Billings Business College. He worked in the restaurant supply and equipment business most of his career.

On Sept. 28, 1985, he married LaVon Busby in Vinita, Oklahoma.

In school Richard played basketball and baseball and continued to love watching sports into adulthood. He closely followed the high school golf tournaments of his grandson, Teal Willis. He also loved accounting and created spreadsheets for almost everything. Every Christmas he gave “cost books” to all family members to track automobile expenses throughout the year.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, and brother-in-law, Carrell Brown.

He is survived by his wife, LaVon; daughters, Peggy Willis, Tessa (Tim) Russell, and their mother, Carol Drury; stepdaughter, Terri (Keith) Harris and stepson, Clay Busby; grandchildren, Teal and Evrett Willis and Shawna Russell; step-grandchildren, Rhiannon and Sean Blankenship; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and sisters, Jamie Brown and Janet (Stephen) McCartney.

At Richard’s request, there will be no service.

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