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“I knew "Buck" when we were stationed together at Ft.Sam Houston at the 41st CSH in the early 80's. Was one of the nicest folks I had ever knew. ...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: maurice trevor andrews - TX

“To my Dad, I will truly miss you with all my heart.I love you so much and my heart hurt,but i know you are with God now.No more pain for you now...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Tasha Shaw - Austin, TX

“May you find assurance during this time as God fills your heart with his love and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you'l. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Delores Shelton - Austin, TX

“Shirley, and family please know that Albert was surely loved by all and his Travis State School Family will miss him . GOD bless you and your family....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: frieda - poplar bluff, MO

“My deepest condolences go out to the Hargrove family, John is truly missed here at the Casino.God bless. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Alexander Lanier Sr. - Oakland, CA


Albert Shaw was born on January 2, 1956 to Jesse Shaw, Jr. and Luanna Black Shaw in Buda, Texas. He departed this life on August 28, 2009 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Albert accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age at the Willie Chapel Primitive Baptist Church under the late Elder B. J. Satterwhite. Often called a wise, faithful believer and servant of Christ, he later united with Rehoboth Primitive Baptist Church under the late Elder R. D. Reese. He remained a member there for some 20 years including several years under the pastorage of Elder Ray Hendricks until his death. He attended schools in the Austin Independent School District until he left in 1972 to enter into the U.S Army. Albert toured in Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Virginia, and spent several tours of duty over-seas, including Vietnam and Honduras. While in the Army Albert was awarded the: Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Marksman Qualification Badge, Merit Safety Awards and several other certifications. He served a total of 12 years in the Army and 8 years for the State of Texas, receiving certification in the Basic Education Program, and certifications from the Mental Health and Mental Retardation division of Travis State School in which he achieved his Dental Assistant certification. Albert met, fell in love and married his loving and devoted wife Shirley Allen Shaw and remained so for 33 years. As an expression of their love for each other Albert and Shirley celebrated the renewal of their vows in a beautiful second wedding on May 10, 2003. Known for his caring and giving nature, Albert has opened his home and heart to many throughout the years. He was a loving husband , a loving father to all in need, a teacher, a mentor, a devoted son, brother, uncle and, friend. As a husband he was loyal and dedicated. As a dad, he gave love, advice and support making his children feeling truly cared for. As a friend, he gave time and understanding. As a fierce protector, he opened the doors to his home, fed, sheltered, and coached those in hardship & distress while motivating the most stubborn of them to take control of their lives. He was a strong leader and problem solver not to mention one of the world's greatest 'Chefs'. Preceding him in death was his parents; five brothers Reverend Samuel Shaw, Oliver Shaw, Chester Shaw, Reverend Irving Shaw, and Randolph Shaw; two sons Albert J. W. Shaw and Quincy Shaw. Albert leaves to celebrate his home going a most devoted wife, Shirley Allen Shaw; one son, Anthony Barnes (Austin, Texas); four daughters, Trina Barrett (Austin. Texas), Christine Harris and Lashanda Harris (Tacoma, Washington) , and Tasha Shaw (Austin, Texas); two brothers, Eugene Shaw and Jesse A. Shaw (Austin, Texas); sister-in-laws, Doris Shaw, Milrose Shaw, Willard Shaw and Hazel Shaw all of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Keosha Williams (El Campo, Texas), Kainen Bell and Zari Purnell (Tacoma, Washington), Mia Barnes, Lashanay Smith, & lil Chasity Barnes (Austin, Texas); two great grandchildren Kadence Williams and Kennedy Williams (El Campo, Texas); a special great aunt, Mrs. Luanna Hayes (Aunt Baby); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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