Derek W. Shaw of Crawfordsville passed away unexpectedly on Saturday night, Jan. 26, 2019. He was 43.

Born Aug. 30, 1975, at Lafayette, he was the son of Larry Shaw and Delia Johnson. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School, class of 1993.

Derek was a kind and gentle person who loved animals and people. He took part in a mission trip to Africa. He liked to help at the animal shelter. He was also a huge music lover, where he liked to play his guitar and enjoyed music of all kinds. He was previously employed at Subaru in Lafayette.

Surviving family includes: mother and step-father, Delia and Gary Johnson of Crawfordsville; father Larry Shaw of Bradenton, Florida; brother Larry Shaw II; sister Amanda Shaw; grandmother Ruth Myers; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Public visitation will be 3-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Derek’s love of animals with a donation to the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.  

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