Willard B. Shaw, 97, Lenoir City, formerly of Topeka, Kan., passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 22, 2012 at his home.
He was one of eight children. Willard had moved to Lenoir City in September of 2008. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Willard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.
He was retired from Santa Fe Railroad and was a longtime farmer.
He had been involved in the Kansas 4-H program, the American Angus Association, the Soil Conservation Program, Super Chief Credit Union and the Primetime Retirement Club.
Willard was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; parents, Edward and Emma L. Baber Shaw; and special friend, Lyla Sligar.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Joe Dunsmore of Lenoir City, Suzanne and Brent Thompson of Old Lyme, Conn.; five granddaughters, Laura, Rachel and Julia Dunsmore, Lian and Meredith Thompson; special Topeka neighbors, Dr. Mark Newth, Nina and Josh.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the Amedysis Hospice staff: Shelley, Wendy, Cindy, Greg, Martha and all other staff members who helped and sitter, Mary Crowley.
Private services and burial will be held in Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedysis Hospice, 665 New Highway 68 Suite B, Sweetwater, TN 37874. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com