Melvin Jack Shaw, 68, St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

He was born Aug. 27, 1953, in St. Joseph to Anthony and Darleen (Laster) Shaw. Melvin was a graduate of Lafayette High School.

Melvin served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War, and was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Shaw.

Survivors include siblings, Darryl Shaw (Rhonda), Cheryl Lee Shaw, and Raymond Shaw, all of St. Joseph; and caregiver, Tammy Hall (Mike) of Stewartsville, Missouri.

Cremation under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals.

Obituary and online guestbook at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

To plant a tree in memory of Melvin Shaw as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.