Benjamin Shaw Obituary, Death – Benjamin Franklin Shaw, Sr. was born on July 31, 1944 in Belzoni, Mississippi. His parents, Emma Mae and James R. Shaw, Sr., both passed away before their son was born. God beckoned him to return to heaven. Benjamin became better known as “Ben” or “Uncle Ben” to his friends and family as his life progressed. Ben made a public confession of his faith in Jesus Christ at a young age and remained guided by the Holy Spirit throughout his entire life.
Ben had the kind of compassion that led him to extend his home and his heart to his family and friends whenever they were going through a difficult moment. He was willing to impart the knowledge he had gained during his life to anyone who was interested in hearing it, including participating in and mentoring members of the Fort Wayne Toro’s Motorcycle Club. Ben was an original thinker who was also gregarious and never met a stranger in his life.
Ben earned his diploma from Northrop High School and is now an adult. During the course of his life, he worked in a variety of fields, including as a mail handler for Phillips Dodge, a driver for emergency medical services, and for City Hall on Wheels. Ben was well-known for his ability to make leather goods and personalized “Bull horns” for motorcycles, as well as for his work restoring and constructing homes, working on cars, and being an all-around entrepreneur. His interests were photography, fishing, playing pool, and being a member of the CB club, Toro’s MC Club, and retiring after a long career as a member of Toro’s MC. Aside from that, he liked to spend time with his wife and go to casinos in his own time.
Ben is survived by his devoted wife, Pamela J. Shaw; his siblings Harrison (Jacqueline) Shaw, Catherine Shaw, and Mary Hill, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Jerome (Dorothy) Shaw of Clarksdale, Mississippi; Shirley (Tom) Wetzel of Orlando, Florida; and his children Deloris (Calvin) Chaney of Anderson, Indiana, Ramona Scott of Fort Wayne, Indiana, BenJamin (Ychelle) Shaw Jr. of Las Vegas
Ben’s mother Emma Mae and father James R. Shaw, Sr., as well as his sons David Shaw and James Clark and daughter Emma L. Phillips, as well as his brothers James Shaw, Jr. and Willie Simmons, and his sisters Ruby Harris Jeromnes and Daisy Mae LaFlaura, all passed away before him.