November 21, 2022

PITTSBURG, Kan.- A Celebration of Life will be held at 411 SE 100th Lane in Golden City, Mo. from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, for any who wish to pay their respects for Christopher “Chris” Keith Shaw, 53, Pittsburg, who died Saturday, Nov. 19, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., surrounded by his beloved children and family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo.

Contributions are welcomed and made payable to the funeral home, to assist the family with expenses.

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Survivors include two sons; Zac Shaw and wife Jessica, Kansas City, Kan. and Nick Shaw and Angela Tran, Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Emily Kellogg and husband Trevor, Aubrey, Texas; his mother, Donna Shaw, Golden City, Mo.; a sister, Kara Lee Hamman and husband Charles, Golden City, Mo.; a foster sister, Tyleen Caffrey and husband Ed, Clovis, NM; a niece, Meagan Allen and husband Mason, and a nephew, Ethan Hamman and wife Amanda.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Shaw.

Mr. Shaw was born Dec. 20, 1968, in La Jolla, Calif., to Gary Wayne Shaw and Donna Lee (Cole) Shaw. He graduated from Golden City High School in the class of 1987 and went on to graduate from DeVry University in Kansas City, Mo. with his associates degree in electronic engineering.

He led a very fulfilled life of family, church, friends and watching his beloved Chargers or Celtics play (definitely not the Chiefs). He was employed at Sugar Creek Packing in Pittsburg as a maintenance technician since 2019, where he successfully troubleshooted problems no one else could solve. He previously worked at Tamko in Lamar, Mo. for 12 years, where he holds four patents in his name, one being in composite decking. He also taught at Vatterott College, where he designed the electrical program for the college.

Mr. Shaw was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed camping at Roaring River State Park with his family any chance he could get. He also loved woodworking and actually, with his dad, built the house that his children grew up in. He loved to play golf with his sons, even though he may not have been very good at it. He was his children's biggest cheerleader and was known to yell "Let’s Go White" before each of their basketball games. He loved the Lord and was previously a member of the Lamar Church of Christ, serving as song leader. He also served on a mission trip to Honduras. He was kind, passionate, hard-working, intelligent, funny, a loving husband and son and the best father anyone could ask for.