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Donald Neil Shaw
Donald Neil Shaw

Donald Neil Shaw, 83, of Wilmington and formerly of Falls Church, Va., died Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington. He was born January 24, 1933, in Edenton to the late Ruth Jacobsen and Rufus Edgar Shaw.

Don retired from the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., as a transportation specialist/draftsman. Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed his many retirement years on the links at our city golf course with Penny Brinkley, Bob Williams, John Brackett and his good friend, Jim Thompson Sr., who passed away in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Hardison, in 1999; and his second wife, Vicky Heiser Thompson, in 2015; and one sibling, Thelma L. Bennett.

He is survived by his children, Michael and Ann; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hardison and Ann Hulfish (Bill); niece, Linda Lennon Hinz, (Steve); daughter-in-law, Roxanne Thompson; son-in-law, Jim Thompson Jr.; nine grandchildren; numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. Internment will follow in Oleander Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

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