|RONNIE PAUL SHAW 1953-2010
Funeral services for Ronnie Shaw, 56, of Gainesville are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Ben Willingham officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral
A visitation will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ronnie was born on May 28, 1953 in Gainesville to Burnie Paul and Betty Lois Burris Shaw. He passed away
Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Gainesville.
Ronnie was employed at Peterbilt for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Commerce Street Church
Ronnie is survived by his mother, Betty Shaw of Gainesville; brother, David Shaw of Whitesboro; sister,
Brenda Shaw of Gainesville and many cousins, aunts and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2004 and his grandparents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County, American Cancer Society or a
charity of your choice.
|RONNY "RON" SHAW
April 8, 1969
June 2, 2013
CLASS OF 1987
|RONNY (RON) SHAW (April 8, 1969 - June 2, 2013)
CLASS OF 1987
Graveside services for Ronny (Ron) Shaw, 44, of Denton, are set for 10:00 AM Friday, June 7,
2013, in the New Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating. A visitation will be
held from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Ron died June 2, 2013 in Denton.
He was born Ronald Gene Shaw on April 8, 1969 in Gainesville, to Robert Wayne and Linda Marie
(Clark) Shaw. He graduated from Gainesville High School and attended DeVry University.
Ron had worked the last 14 years at the J.C. Penny in Fort Worth. He was a big Dale Earnhart, Jr.
and Danica Patrick fan. He loves riding his motorcycle and family get-togethers.
He is survived by his mother, Linda McGehee of Denton; stepmother Barbara Shaw of Gainesville;
sister and brother-in-law Kizzie and Terry Ohnmacht of Denton; sister J.J. Shaw of Gainesville;
sister Sharon Kirby of Van Alstyne; brother Danny Grice of Tennessee Colony; cousin, who was
like a brother, Scott Dishman of Collinsville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and
Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents and his dad.
|BILL SHANNON (November 4, 1932 - September 17, 2013)
CLASS OF 1952
Graveside services for Bill Shannon, 80, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September
20, 2013 at New Resthaven Cemetery with Charles Dill officiating. The family will receive friends on
Thursday, September 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Shannon passed
away on September 17, 2013 in Corinth, TX after a lengthy illness. He was born to John and Ella Mae
Shannon on November 4, 1932.
Bill graduated from Gainesville High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served honorably
from January 1953 to January 1955. Bill was a talented musician and played the fiddle for 68 years with
various bands in North Texas, the most recent being Doug Martin and the Rustlers. Bill was also a member
of Harvey Street Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Mr. Shannon is survived by: wife, Phyllis Shannon of Gainesville; son, James Shannon and wife, Nita of Pilot
Point; stepson, Gregory Murrill of Denton; stepson, Eric Murrill and wife, Rebecca of Denton; and
stepdaughter Pamela LaMore of Iowa. Bill is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and
several nieces and nephews. Bill was loved by many friends and family. He will be sorely missed.
CLASS OF 1974
Steven Greg Shasteen, of Gainesville, passed away November 10, 2013 in Gainesville at the age of 57. He
was born March 10, 1956 in Gainesville.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Charlene Shasteen; paternal grandparents, Alvin
and Ina Pearl Shasteen; and maternal grandparents, Charles Deen, Clarence (stepfather to Charlene
Shasteen) and Elsie Marie Graham.
Steve is survived by one brother and three sisters: Sharon Godoy of Gainesville, Carol Pitchford (Greg) of
Oak Point, Robert C. “Bob” Shasteen (Elaine) of Spring, and Susan Shasteen of Corinth.
Steve is also survived by nieces and nephews: Michael Thomas of Gainesville, Stephanie Shasteen of The
Woodlands, Phillip Shasteen of Houston, Jonathan Shasteen of Richardson, and Gregory Pitchford of
Austin; as well as great-niece and nephew, Caraline and Orion Thomas of Gainesville.
Survivors also include his great aunt, Irene Luttmer Sicking of Myra; aunts and uncles, Ray Graham, Sheila
Hussein, Rita Greer, Virginia Capps, Gary Graham, Wayne Shasteen (Nicky), Eugene Shasteen (Freddie),
John Wesley Shasteen (Glenda), Alvin (Junior) Shasteen, and Martha Krebs.
A life-long resident of Gainesville, Steve graduated from East Texas State University, Commerce Texas,
1978, with a bachelor’s of music, percussion. He studied with well-known professors at North Texas State
University (UNT) starting around the age of 12 and was the section leader from that time on in the middle
school and high school percussion section. During high school, Steve competed in and won numerous UIL
solo and ensemble competitions and performed with his younger brother, Bob. Steve performed in a rock
band during high school with other local musicians as their drummer. He even played with the high school
percussion section to cheer the football team on to state competition, bringing fellow East Texas State
percussionists with him, chanting “Go Red!” Steve coached students in percussion ensembles for UIL
completion which competed at state and had some private students. He also performed with the Cooke
County Chorale playing percussion, timpani, at Handel’s Messiah performances.
Steve worked in custom hay baling and farming for most of his life with his father and brother. He most
recently worked at the Denton State School as a direct caregiver on third shift. He loved classical music,
classic rock, history, lively political debates, nature, spending time with family and friends and helping
anyone in need. Steve loved animals, adopted and treated them like family. He was generous and helpful to
all who knew him. He maintained friendships from early childhood to the present.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 15, 2013, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Visitation
with family is scheduled from 12 – 2 PM, services immediately following in the chapel at 2 PM. Interment
will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Rev. Hollis Parsons, a friend of Steve and his family, will be officiating.
CLASS OF 1967
March 10, 1956
November 10, 2013
CLASS OF 1974
October 24, 1982
CLASS OF 1965
November 4, 1932
September 17, 2013
CLASS OF 1952
October 30, 1934
May 29, 1999
CLASS OF 1952
|ROBERT WAYNE SHAW
August 21, 1941
November 23, 2009
CLASS OF 1962
|RONNIE PAUL SHAW
May 28, 1953
March 11, 2010
CLASS OF 1971
June 26, 1953
May 9, 2001
CLASS OF 1972
|ROBERT WAYNE SHAW (August 21, 1941-November 23, 2009)
CLASS OF 1960-62
Birth: August 21, 1941
Death: November 23, 2009
Johnny Wayne Shaw (1919 - 1969)
Louisa Myrtle Thomason Shaw (1921 - 1947)
Ronald Gene Shaw (1969 - 2013)*
Robert Wayne Shaw (1941 - 2009)
Infant Shaw (1947 - 1947)*
Plot: Division P
|SANDRA IRENE "SHAW"
February 9, 1945
January 26, 2016
CLASS OF 1963
|SANDRA IRENE "SHAW" HAVERKAMP (February 9, 1945-January 26, 2016)
CLASS OF 1963
Gainesville resident Sandra Irene Haverkamp, 70, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Denton
Presbyterian Hospital. She was born February 9, 1945 in Gainesville, the daughter of Albert and Opal
(Stogdill) Shaw. Sandra was employed as a social worker before retiring and was a member of Whaley
United Methodist Church
A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 29th at Whaley United Methodist Church with Rev.
Jerry Jones officiating. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Survivors include a niece, Kathleen Nolan of Gainesville; nephew, Phillip Nolan of Gainesville; cousins,
Carolyn Bruehl of Norman, Oklahoma and Mary Katherine Hall of Houston; uncle, Ivan Stogdill of
Weatherford, brother-in-law, Bill Nolan of Gainesville; daughter, Leslie Cryer of Louisiana; cousin, Stephanie
Stogdill of Gainesville and great-niece, Acelee Barteau of Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her
parents and a sister, Paula Nolan.
|WAYNE OLEN SHASTEEN
December 7, 1941
September 6, 2016
CLASS OF 1960
|BRENDA BESS "SHAW" HALL (May 15, 1951-February 15, 2017)
CLASS OF 1969
Brenda Bess "Shaw" Hall passed away in Vallejo, California. She is survived by her mother, Hazel Shaw and
father, Sonny Shaw. Sisters, Elaine Montgomery, Lou Ann Freeman, and Debbie Newton. Also survived by
two daughters, Kate Stephens and Allyson Hall and several grandchildren.
|BRENDA BESS "SHAW"
May 15, 1951
February 15, 2017
CLASS OF 1969
|WAYNE OLEN SHASTEEN (December 7, 1941-September 6, 2016)
CLASS OF 1960
Funeral services for Olen Wayne Shasteen, 74, of Ravenna, are set for 2:00 PM Saturday, September 10,
2016 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Pettigrew and Rev. Hollis Parsons
officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Funeral Home. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service st the funeral home.
Wayne was born on December 7, 1941 in Gainesville to Alvin Hawkins and Ina Pearl (Lillard) Shasteen. He
passed away on September 6, 2016 in Bonham.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nickie of Ravenna; daughter Kelly Long of McCloud, OK; son Kevin
Shasteen of McCloud, OK; son Greg Shasteen of Carrollton; grandchildren Shelby Long, Cody Long, Mykell
Long, Skylar Long, and R.J. Long. He is also survived by sister Martha Krebs of Gainesville; brother Eugene
Shasteen and his wife Freddie of Gainesville; brother Jim Shasteen of Gainesville; brother John Wesley
Shasteen and his wife Glenda of Boswell, OK; sister-in-law Cindy Shasteen of Arlington; sister-in-law Janie
Shasteen of Gainesville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brother Norman Shasteen; brother Larry Shasteen; and
brother Robert Shasteen.