Robert James Shaw

robert shawOn May 1, 2016, Robert James Shaw passed on his life to four transplant recipients who would have died by the end of the week.

In a short 42 years he lived life to the fullest, serving in the Army Rangers, serving as a Florida Police Officer, working as an Endeavor Air Pilot, living on a boat in Seabrook, Texas and taking his last ride on his motorcycle.  He will be greatly missed by his parents, three sisters and three young children, who find comfort in knowing that thru his death others will have life.

A memorial service will be held at 7pm Thursday evening, May 5 at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm.

The following was written by a friend:

FOR A MAN TAKEN TOO SOON!!! You sir were an unexpected friend You sir had an unfortunate early end Your energy and soul embellished us all  Who would ever expect. .. Any of us would see you fall A man we knew, Yes you were What life before us…we know not What you’ve endured. .. Your legacy before us.. None of us care Your smile and your energy. .. Made an impact to no one we could compare. ….. You left a mark on the people you met Unfortunately we had no chance to see it all and now we’ve wept We weep for a man,    that we choose to hold dear. . No matter the past, present  We’ve come to realize. . You our friend are no longer here. … That being said, how selfish are we As we all know. you left behind 3… Our hearts are broken. . For the 3 hearts as they bleed It isn’t fair. .As far as we can see But who in the hell are we to judge thee This man we’ve lost as selfish it seems. His family and children. Their pain we will never know let Alone believe!!  Now I will say. …MR. Rob Shaw I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN YOU. Selfish it may seem But I’m not alone. …. IT WAS OUR PLEASURE. .. NOW HAVE A SAFE FLIGHT HOME !!!


  1. Condolences to the family and thank you to a man who served his country & unselfishly donated to others. It seems he was greatly treasured and an awesome father to his three children. It appears he was a positive influence on a couple of other children in his life as well that looked up to him the past couple of years. Hopefully, the good memories will help in healing these hearts. With his life, he gave more….. now at peace.

    friend of Hannah & Brody
  2. Rob, we love you so much and will miss you every day. To Rob’s wonderful family, , Please know that if you need anything , we are here for you. Hugs.

    Dave and Linda Suttles
  3. My sincere condolences to Rob’s family and loved ones. Such a sudden and unexpected loss of a good man who remains in my memory as one with a contagious smile. Thru reading and learning more about Rob, it comes as no surprise that he spent so much of his life in service to others. It makes me think about how many thousands of people he touched by serving his country (which I am grateful), law enforcement, and countless people he helped get to that wedding; graduation; vacation; and/or to say goodbye to a loved one. My heart warmed when I saw in this message that he gave the ultimate service of giving life X4! I read it several times…and imagined who those recipients might be…and how blessed they are to have Rob touch their lives in such a miraculous and selfless way.

    Thank you to Rob’s family for sharing your son, brother, dad, and friend with so many people. He will be missed and not be forgotten, and my prayers go out to you for healing and peace.

    Tracey Cline (FA IAH)
  4. To the Shaw family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Rob was such a great guy, he had a kind heart and was just a good man, there is no other way to say it. It is amazing how many lives he touched and how close we all became over the past few years. I am so lucky to have been able to know him and when I think of how many other lives are changed now for the other families that he was able to help, he accomplished so many things. I know that God will help to guide you all through this very difficult time and you will always be a in my heart and in my prayers. I will never forget him and I know that he will always be watching over us.

    Teresa Morant
  5. Rob was such a good friend to me in high school, as were Kelli and Deb…I know all the Shaw’s will fill Rob’s kid’s lives with stories of how funny he was, how he gave back to his community, and how he valued the people he loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Derek McNiff

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