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Barney Harold Shaw

September 3, 1954 — November 6, 2023

   Barney Harold Shaw, 69, of Gatesville, NC, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2023 in his home following a brief illness with his family and friends by his side.

   Mr. Shaw was born in Virginia Beach, VA on September 3, 1954, and was the son of the late Tracy Raymond and Rosa Mae Keck Shaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Shaw, and by brothers, Blair Shaw and his wife, Patricia, also deceased, and Bruce Shaw.

   Barney was a grader and heavy equipment operator for over 50 years. A truly devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, he loved to travel with his wife, Katherine, and other family members and friends, loving the experience of visiting new places. An avid blues music fan, he specifically loved the blues guitar, and was incredibly knowledgeable about its rich history. He had a special love for all animals, and especially those animals he and his wife shared together. His boisterous laughter always filled a room, and his love of life and quick sense of humor was infectious. He was undoubtedly the life and center of every gathering. A man with a generous heart, he was known to offer help to anyone in need or just to bring a smile. Barney was truly a one of a kind man and will be dearly missed.

   Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Katherine Huntington Shaw; his daughter, Christy Gillen and her husband, Billy; his son, Jason Pickle; two brothers, Barry Shaw and Brian Shaw and his wife, Catherine; sister, Katherine Smith and her husband, David; two granddaughters, Leah and Stephanie; and other family members and friends.

   A celebration of his life will be held Monday, November 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, and will be conducted by the Rev. Ricky Byrum. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home immediately following the service.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

   Online condolences may be made by visiting

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