Greg Shaw died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at his home in Garden City. Greg was born Oct. 15, 1921, in Newark, New Jersey, to George and Jeanette Elizabeth Shaw.
Greg learned to fly at the age of 16 in a float plane along the Atlantic Seaboard. He joined the Army Air Corps during World War II serving as a flight instructor and later in troop carriers and transport.
While stationed at Strother Field in Arkansas City he met and fell in love with Valoyce Ingram. They were married March 11, 1945, at Bergstrom Field in Austin, Texas.
After the war Greg and Valoyce moved to Garden City. Greg owned and operated the Clark Shaw Music and Appliance until 1960 when he sold the business and started the Crazy House.
Greg served as a city commissioner from 1957 to 1959 and Finney County Commissioner from 1974 to 1978.
For 23 years Greg served as a pilot in the Kansas National Guard. Greg enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Valoyce. He was an avid hunter and reader. He also enjoyed sailing and fishing with his family and friends.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wallace and Samuel Shaw; and a daughter, Ronda Jean Shaw.
Greg is survived and will be forever missed and remembered with love and respect by Valoyce, his wife of 69 years; his children, Brian (Sharon Kay) Shaw of Garden City, and Tamara Halloran of Garden City; grandchildren, Carrye Jane (Carlos) Mantilla and Taylor Shaw of Garden City, Bradley (Stefani) Halloran of New Paris, Ohio; two great-grandchilden, Mateo and Luca Mantilla of Garden City; and lots of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Garden City, with the Rev. Denise Pass officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, with graveside rites conducted by the Kansas Army Reserves National Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the Presbyterian Church or Wounded Warriors Project, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.
Calling hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.