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Obituary of Larry Wayne Shaw

Larry Wayne Shaw, 71, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021 peacefully in his sleep at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Mr. Shaw was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming since 1961 and former resident of Illinois and Arizona. He was born May 30, 1950 in Rosiclare, Illinois, the son of Bruzz V. Shaw and Ruth Jolene Moore Shaw.
Mr. Shaw attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and was a 1968 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He married Deborah Ann Morgan on April 12, 1971 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Mr. Shaw was a United States Veteran having served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era until he finished his tour in 1986. He worked at Curly Toth & Sons for ten years and retired in May 2002 as an HVAC mechanic.
Mr. Shaw was a member of the American Legion Archie Hay Post #24. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.
Survivors include his wife Deborah Ann Shaw of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two sons, Larry Wayne Shaw Jr. and fiancé Misty of Rock Springs, Wyoming and Ronald Clarence Shaw and wife Reta of Rock Springs, Wyoming; stepmother of 51 years, Mary Milligan Shaw of Rosiclare, IL; one daughter, Dawnessa Ann Shaw Snyder and husband Brandon of Rawlins, Wyoming; three brothers, Michael Robert Shaw and wife Kathy of Rock Springs, Wyoming, James Ronald Shaw Sr. and wife Inez Waymire Shaw of Rosiclare, Illinois, and Dennis Leon Shaw and wife Lori of South Jordan, Utah; one sister, Deborah Kay Shaw Gray and husband John of Rock Springs, Wyoming; five grandchildren, Raeden Nicole Shaw; Rylan Cain Shaw; Trinity Nicole Tunin; Berkeley Ann Snyder; Brady Dale Snyder; one uncle Harold Moore, Ridgway, Illinois; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; parents; one brother, Vernon “Bub” Eugene Shaw; one sister-in-law, Rhonda Shaw; one brother-in-law, Terry Morgan; four nephews, Brian Shaw, James Shaw Jr., Jacob Gray, and Ronald E. Waymire Jr.
The family respectfully requests donations be made in Larry’s memory to American Legion Archie Hay Post #24, 551 Broadway Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
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