Floyd M. Shaw of Cuba, Missouri was born December 13,1921 at Clarks, Louisiana to the union of James E. and Ollie (Nee: Goodson) Shaw and left from this life on Friday, February 20, 2015 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 93 years. Floyd proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He entered the Army in July of 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas and was discharged on December 21, 1945 at the Separation Center, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Floyd was awarded four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star medal for the North France Campaign, Rhineland Campaign, Central Europe Campaign and the Ardennes Campaign. Floyd was united in marriage to Greeba Rains on February 22, 1946 at Marshall, Arkansas and to this union nine children were born; James "Jimmy", Elsie Sandra, Dorothy, Linda, David, Gail, Charles, Howard and Connie. Floyd worked as a transport driver for Ray Oil in Fenton for twenty years, was the owner/operator of Shaw Skelly Gas Station in Fenton from 1969 till 1979 and had also worked at the gas station in Dupo, Illinois and Arnold, Missouri. After retirement they moved to Richwoods and in 1984 Floyd and Greeba moved to Cuba, Missouri to be closer to their children. Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and planting a large garden every spring. Floyd was on the bowling league in Fenton, Cuba and House Springs. In a tournament Floyd bowled a perfect 300 score. Floyd played horse shoes until he was 92 and one year at the fair Floyd got on stage with Ronnie McDowell and sang "You Are My Sunshine" with him. What Floyd enjoyed most in life was spending time with his family and friends. Floyd was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend of many. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Floyd is preceded in death by his parents James and Ollie Shaw, one son James "Jimmy" Shaw, two daughters Elsie Sandra Shaw and Connie Shaw, two sisters Eileen and husband Louie Clemmons and Virginia and husband Willie Gray, two brothers Orvil and wife Christine Shaw and Doyle and wife Marene Shaw, brothers-in-law Ralph Rains, Clifton Rains and Mitchell Rains, sisters-in-law Vivian Shaw and Marjorie and husband Wilbur Caid and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy is his loving wife of nearly sixty nine years Greeba Shaw of the home, six children Dorothy and husband Jim Prater of Grubville, Missouri, Linda and husband Gil Henke of Cuba, David and wife Joanne Shaw of Cuba, Gail and husband Michael Blunt of Bourbon, Charles and wife Sherry Shaw of De Soto, Missouri and Howard and wife Patty Shaw of Emden, Missouri, twenty grandchildren, many great grandchildren, three brothers Lawrence and wife Bobbie Shaw of Fenton, Fred and wife Lois Shaw of Panama Beach, Florida and Aden Shaw of Lesterville, Missouri, one sister Mildred and husband Wes DeProw of Ellisville, Missouri, brothers-in-law Rudolph and wife Louise Rains of Dennard, Arkansas and Braxton and wife Nellie Rains of Leslie, Arkansas, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 3:00 till 6:00 PM at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri with Mr. Vince Szymkowiak, officiating and full military honors will follow the funeral service. Special music will be "He Walked on Water", "One Day at a Time" and "How Great Thou Art". Interment and prayers will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Yount Cemetery, Garwood, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Floyd's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Shaw family.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 10:00am, Mizell Funeral Home