Milton “Mickey” Harvey Shaw, 91, a lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Baytown, Texas. He was born on September 5, 1926, in Beaumont, Texas to Granville Stewart and Eleanor Eugenia Loustalot Shaw. Mickey graduated from High Island High School in 1944, where he played on the 6-man football team. In December 1944, he joined the United States Marine Corp at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged in August 1946. Mickey was stationed in Guam and when left the service, he worked as a roughneck on a drilling rig for about 4 years in the High Island area. Later he went to work for Humble Oil and resided at the Humble Oil Camp in Monroe City between Anahuac and Winnie. Mickey worked for Humble Oil for 21 years before retiring. In 1973, following his retirement, he went to work for Chambers County as a truck driver and worked for them about 15 years.
In 1950, Mickey married the love of his life, Audrey Mae Stephenson in High Island, Texas. Together they raised their two children Eugenia “Jeanie” and Bowen. Mickey was a Little League baseball coach for his son’s Cardinal team in Monroe City. His favorite thing to do besides spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play athletics was to literally walk all over town and stop into stores, the library, the hospital to visit with friends. Mickey also enjoyed exercising, boxing and running the steps of the courthouse.
Mickey was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mickey was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Audrey Mae Stephenson Shaw; his daughter Jeanie Fereday; and his six siblings. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son Bowen Shaw; his grandchildren Justin Shaw, Lauren Mercer and husband Zac, Melanie Shaw, Samantha Bond and husband Didier Fort, Trent Fereday and wife Medeja, Travis Fereday and wife Veronica; his great-grandchildren Elijah and Scarlett Mercer, Alexa and Keegan Fort, Thana, Tori and Ty Fereday; his daughter-in-law Sheryl Shaw; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Justin Shaw, Trent Fereday, Travis Fereday, Zac Mercer, Cully Smith and Adrian Hopkins.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Monday, April 30, 2018, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac, with Rev Kenn Munn officiating. Funeral services will begin at 2pm after the visitation. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.