Kenneth D. Shaw

kenneth shaw

June 11, 1947 ~ February 23, 2023

Born in: Bennettsville, SC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Kenneth D. Shaw, 75, of Fairview, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the CarePartners Solace Center.

Born June 11, 1947 in Bennettsville, SC, Kenneth was a son of the late Willard Franklin Shaw and Thelma Lucille Fulp Shaw. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Shaw.

Mr. Shaw was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School, and retired from the Newport News Shipyard. He enjoyed music, dancing, and his Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles. He loved his children and grandchildren very much.

Surviving are his daughter, Leslie Shaw Ward (Tracey); sons, Lance Shaw (Tracey) and Jason Shaw (April); grandchildren, Cade and Carlyn Shaw, Tye and Easton Lewis, and Fayth Ward; a large extended family, and many special friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Pisgah View Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dr. Ralph Sexton and Rev. Allen Rash officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue.


Visitation: February 27, 2023 10:00 am - April 15, 2024 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: February 27, 2023 11:30 am

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. I surely will miss you, Ken. Over all the years, Ken has added an incredible amount of life to my life and others in the Hampton Roads area. We have worked together designing America’s aircraft carriers, climbed in the Olympic mountains near Seattle Washington, rode many miles on bicycles, celebrated birthdays, listened to good music, rode motorcycles up and down the easter shores of Virginia and North Carolina, and taking incredible motorcycle trips all having very special moments and lots laughter. Even though it hurts me very much to have lost such a friend, I find comfort that is he is at peace in heaven.

  2. So thoughtful, so generous, so sweet, Ken was loved more than he knew. We will all miss him soooooo much!

  3. I’m so sorry. Ken was a very affectionate, good hearted, soul whom we all looked forward to seeing at our family gatherings. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Ken was always the sunshine in my day. His love and friendship were very important to me. He was always so loving and encouraging. We met at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA about 22 years ago. He was my small group leader. He changed my life forever and the friendships I made in that group, including his, were very important to my spiritual and personal growth. His smile and laugh is something I will always remember. My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of his family and friends at this time. Ken has been made healthy and whole again and he is where he has always dreamed of being, with his Creator. I love you Ken and I will miss you greatly. I will see you again in Heaven.

  5. I’ve known Ken Shaw my whole life and I’ve never seen him without a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed!

    Sending love to the Shaw family.

  6. With sad heart I say ” see ya later, alligator”.
    A man that had so much faith in me, who pushed me to continue law school, who talked me through my cancer and my treatments on phone many days and nights when I felt I was losing myself to my battle. He told me that he believed in me, and quitting was not an option, that I’ve overcome many trials and tests of faith and as long as I keep my eyes to heaven and stay strong in my faith in Jesus Christ I’ll be okay.
    I truly adored my uncle Kenny, I’ll always be your “Lil rock”, as you truly were mine. I’m blessed to have had you in my corner all these years. RIP, girls and I love you endlessly and you will be missed dearly.
    Prayers for my cousins, Lance, Jason and Leslie, stay strong for each other and the grand babies, he loved ya’ll beyond words.

  7. We are so sorry about Ken. We had been friends for many years. He was always so nice and friendly, a good guy all around. Since he came back to Fairview, we had renewed our friendship and it was so nice hearing him toot his horn every time he passed by our house. He touched many lives and will be missed by many people. Our thoughts and prayers will be with his family. GOD bless you all.

  8. I’m so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. I feel so blessed to have met you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

    Bonnie Lynn

  9. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family. To my old friend , Jason, Im so sorry your having to go through this mourning. With all of the prayers being given and your good memories… I hope your heavy heart can be lifted up .

  10. Ken, you were a favorite cousin at family reunions! Your sense of humor and joking were always a highlight of our time with you. You are now joining the remainder of your personal and extended family behind those gates of pearl and I’m sure they were delighted to welcome you. Our prayers today are for all of us who are still earthbound, especially your children and grandchildren. May our Lord Jesus, whom you know, comfort us with the love, strength, and HOPE that only He can provide. Remembering you with gratitude,
    Van & Ann Coats

  11. Ken, you were always a favorite cousin at family reunions! Your sense of humor and joking ways were always a highlight of our time spent with you. You have now joined your personal and extended family behind those pearly gates. I am sure they were delighted to welcome you! Our prayers today are for those of us who are still earthbound, especially your children and grandchildren. May our Lord Jesus, whom you know, comfort us all with the love, strength, and HOPE only He can provide. With fond remembrances,
    Van & Ann Coats

  12. Ken, I always enjoyed your sense of humor and energy. It was always great when you stopped by my desk at work and made me and others laugh. You’ll be greatly missed.

  13. To the family of Ken. I am sorry to hear about Ken. I met him at Liberty Baptist Church . Such a sweet man. May God bless you all.

  14. To Kenny’s family, My family always knew him and his family since we were small. As we grew older, we only saw each other at the Fulp Reunions. He was always fun to be around. He kept everyone laughing. I will miss hearing about him and hoping to see him again if came to High Point. My prayers 🙏 are that you find comfort in your memories always. He was such a sweet person. God bless each of you. Kay Mooney Barnes

  15. We will never forget the time we got to spend with Kenny when he came to Oklahoma. We are so blessed to get to call him family. We only wish we could have had more time. Thoughts & prayers, love & hugs to all those mourning his loss.

    Mark & Teresa (Shaw) Krewall Family

  16. Lance, we are sincerely sorry of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Had the pleasure to work with this kind sweet man at Asheville Industries in the 80’s & 90’s. Gave great advice and was never afraid to share his faith!

  18. So sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. I stopped several times just to chat with him when he returned and started working on the place. He was his typical upbeat self with his good sense of humor.I did not know he was having issues and figured he had just stopped the project until this coming spring, so I was surprised at the sad news.
    Ram, Chris, and Carol, join me in sending our deepest sympathy.

  19. Lance, Jason and Leslie, I’m thinking about you all during this hard time and sending prayers for peace and comfort for you. I have so many memories of your Dad, Kenny, from puppies in the barn in Bennettsville, a park and carousel in Asheville to the funny April snow in Asheville where I was snowed in with your grandparents. There was always laughter and fun when he was around. I’m wish Mark and I could have been there for his celebration of life. I will remember him with great affection. Peace and love to you all.


  20. Lance and Jason and Family
    Great neighbor. Lots of good memories. Will miss that smile. God bless you all.
    Praying for you all.
    Byron Watkins

  21. Ken, I enjoyed working with you at Asheville Industries back in the mid 80’s and remember you fondly. Once you’d retired and moved back to Fairview, it was great to watch the remodeling of your house. I remember you always saying “I’m gonna die thar “ and hopefully your good soul will swoop by now and again. I’ll honor your memory as I drive by your house and think of the times we saw you as a neighbor enjoying a beer, dancing and listening to music at the local Fairview venues. Rest in peace and prayers of support for your dear family. You are missed.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Accessibility Tools