SAMMIE NEVEL SHAW, affectionately known by family and friends as “Uncle Sam”, was born on November 4, 1930, in Shephard, Arkansas to proud parents, Hayward Shaw and Annie McFadden. He was the youngest of seven siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. Sammie confessed his sins and accepted Christ at an early age. He received his formal education in Arkansas and graduated from Yerger High School in Hope, Arkansas.
After high school, Sammie relocated to San Diego California. Sammie, who knew he wanted to serve and protect his country, enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country with dignity and honors. After serving several years in the Army, he received his Honorably Discharge.
After his stint in the Army, Sammie decided to make San Diego, his permanent resident, where he joined Mt. Erie Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Walter G. Wells. While worshipping at Mt. Erie for many years, Sammie was appointed to the Deacon Board. He served faithfully, worked and contributed endlessly for many years until his health began to decline. Sammie always knew that Christianity and serving God was a very important part of his life.
Sammie had achieved many accomplishments during his life, just to name a few: he was a life time member of the VFW Post #4630; a member in good standing with the American Legions, Post #102, San Diego California and was also a 32nd degree Mason.
He was employed at North Island Naval Station in the canning department and after forty-four years of outstanding and dedicated service, he decided to hang up his hat and retire. Because of his exceptional skills, hard work, dedication and attention to detail, the Navy felt compel, to honor Sammie with a building dedicated in his honor entitled, “The Sammy Shaw Component Container Repair Facility” Bldg. #379.
On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Sammie Nevel Shaw was called from earthly labor to eternal rest. He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter, Charlotte Phillips; his son, Wyatt Shaw; his nephew Elder Luther (Helen) Shaw all of San Diego California and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many friends who dearly loved him.
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