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Russell Parchman’s brother-in-law/Amy Wilson’s uncle
Rick Shaw, November 9, 11 am in the Sanctuary
OBITUARIES (By permission of families)
Richard E. Shaw, Jr. (Rick Shaw), was born August 13, 1950, in Arlington VA, to Richard E. Shaw Sr. and Pauline Meinecke Shaw. After a brave year-long fight with glioblastoma, Rick passed away peacefully on October 10, 2019, surrounded by family and dear friends. Relying on the prayers and support of those who loved him, Rick lived his life to the fullest with a strong Christian faith.
Although born in the DC area, he made it to Texas as fast as he could. Moving to Dallas in 1953, the Shaw family found lifelong friends at Highland Park United Methodist Church and in the Lake Highlands community. Rick was active in sports, church and the Boy Scouts of America, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Lake Highlands High School (1968) and the University of Texas in Austin (BBA 1973).
Rick recently retired as an Asset Manager in Commercial Real Estate. Beginning his career while completing his UT degree, he managed multi-family and office properties in Austin. Rick earned his Certified Property Management professional designation and worked for years with Gerald Hines Interests, managing high-rise office towers in Cincinnati, New Orleans and Houston. Returning to Dallas in 1985 as an asset and property manager for various companies, Rick continued to oversee high-rise office, large industrial, apartment and retail properties. As an active member and Past President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Dallas chapter, Rick helped bring the IREM National Convention to Dallas. He received designations from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CCIM) and Building Owners and Managers Institute, RPA, and was a board member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, Downtown Improvement District, and Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Rick made his usual trek this year to play in the 35th annual Greater New Braunfels Bragging Rights Invitational golf tournament with good friends from his Gerald Hines days.
He was a long-time member of Christ United Methodist Church of Plano TX, and volunteered his resources and time with various charitable organizations, including the North Dallas Rotary Club. Through Rotary, Rick volunteered with Challenge Air, building the confidence of special needs children through the gift of flight. He was a Past President of The Sterling Society of Dallas, raising funds with friends to benefit children’s charities. Rick was a devoted son to parents who were both raised in large loving families. He spent many summers and reunions with relatives in the farming communities of Iowa and rolling hills of Pennsylvania. Taking pride in his father’s service as a B-17 navigator in World War II, Rick also traveled with his parents to memorials and Air Force reunions across the U.S. He provided loving care for his parents into their mid-90s until they recently preceded him in death.
Remaining “true to his school,” Rick served on the reunion committee for the Lake Highlands High School Class of 1968. He celebrated life’s milestones with LH childhood friends, most recently at a 50-year class reunion and many visits this past year. A Life Member of Texas Exes, Rick also had a deeply loyal commitment to the University of Texas and the friends he made there. Many brothers and little sisters of his UT fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, remained close throughout his life. He also appreciated the many UT friends he met through the Dallas chapter of Texas Exes. Since his freshman year at UT, no matter his place of residence, Rick returned to the Cotton Bowl for the annual Texas-OU Red River rivalry and State Fair of Texas. For the past 15 years, Rick and a few friends having August birthdays co-hosted an annual birthday party. Recovering from a third surgery in August, Rick donned his cowboy boots and greeted everyone at the annual celebration. Having maintained friendships with two former wives, Rick was also grateful for their kind encouragement.
Rick had a gracious and heart-felt style of social networking, with phone calls, golf outings, pool parties, charity events, football games, cookouts, Thanksgiving Day turducken roasts, Christmas and birthday cards sent by US mail, Texas Exes happy hours and watch parties for his favorite teams, the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. He rarely missed an opportunity to celebrate and express his gratitude for the people he knew and loved. He felt blessed by the countless acts of love and kindness exhibited by thoughtful friends, caregivers and family members.
A beloved brother and uncle, Rick is survived by his sister, Jann Shaw Bayliss and her husband, Russell of Tulsa OK and their children, Elizabeth of Ft. Collins CO, Christina of Dallas TX, and Matt of Tulsa OK, along with many wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins in the Meinecke and Shaw families.
Visitation for Richard E. Shaw, Jr. will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home. Committal Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am to be held at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 3101 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075. A Celebration of Life lunch reception will follow at Gleneagles Country Club located at 5401 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093.