Bobby Lee Shaw, of Mt. Washington, passed away at his home on Sept. 12, 2022, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife of 62 wonderful years, Carolyn Bishop Shaw; daughter, Judy Shaw Bennett (Dennis); grandsons, Nathan Bennett (Stacey) and Nick Bennett (Lacie); and great-granddaughters, Taylor, Brynlie, and Anni Kate.
Bobby was born March 3, 1939. The son of Florence Shaw Stout, he was raised by his loving grandparents, Buford and Annie Shaw. Bobby was a graduate of Mt. Washington High School Class of 1958, where he lettered in baseball and basketball, and was a member of the FFA. Mt. Washington High School is where is met most of his lifelong friends. He routinely met with his classmates once a month for lunch to catch up until he passed.
After graduating from high school, Bobby went to work for International Harvester, where he worked for 30 years until his eventual retirement. He then worked for another 5+ years for the Kentucky Highway Department until he also retired from there. Mt. Washington and it’s community meant everything to Bobby. He made it known that he never wanted to live anywhere else. Evidence of his love and commitment to his community could be seen through the various activities and clubs he was a member of throughout the years. He was a member of Mt. Washington First Baptist Church, a former Lion’s Club member, the clock keeper for the Mt. Washington High School and Bullitt East High School basketball teams, and most notable was a founding member of the “Dairy Queen Liars Club” that met every morning at the local Dairy Queen.
Bobby loved spending time with his family. He was so proud of his wife, daughter, son- in- law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved to show them off every time he got a chance. That is unless it was in the middle of a card game with his friends at the Senior Citizens Center, because he was serious and focused in the midst of competition.
Besides spending time with his family and chewing the fat with friends, Bobby was an avid sports fan and rarely missed a Mt. Washington Generals, Bullitt East Chargers, or Louisville Cardinals ballgame. If he couldn’t attend in person, he was either listening to the games on the radio or watching them on tv. When he wasn’t watching or listening to a ballgame, you could find him eating out, at a local country music show, or sitting in his chair at home taking in a classic old western movie on television. Bobby will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Visitation was held at the McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral Services began at 2 pm. Family and friends were all invited to attend, with burial taking place in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Bobby’s family requests donations be made to the Mt. Washington First Baptist Church Building Fund.