Michael Shaw passed away peacefully with his Momma at his side March 1, 2013, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield after a long illness.
Michael was born Aug. 7, 1977, the special son of Becky Day and his father, David Shaw.
He graduated from Koshkonong High School with the class of 1997. He was proud to work at Ozarks Sheltered Workshop and to have won many medals in Special Olympics, especially swimming.
Michael loved to cook, he loved anything electronic, enjoyed all kinds of video games, drawing, writing and taking all kinds of beautiful pictures.
Michael loved people and always remembered people when he met them. He always wanted to help and was a very special and thoughtful man.
He had been a patient for several months at Cox South and was truly loved by so many doctors, nurses and other staff, and they cared for him like he was their own.
Michael was challenged, but he never let that hold him back. He was always learning new things and enjoyed every day. So many people will miss his big smile and great laugh.
Michael is survived by his Momma, Becky Day, his brother, Andy Day and his girlfriend, Ceaira Coleman, his father, David Shaw and wife, Lisa, and brother, Nick, all of West Plains; his brothers, Jarrod and Shelby, serving in the military; his grandparents, Meril and Kay Shaw; and uncles, Bruce Shaw, Alton, and Allen Day, West Plains. Also his dear friends and roommates, Jim and Casey Wood and his sweetheart, Sheila Kinder.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Violet (Brazeal) Day and Clifford Earl Day Sr., and his uncle, Steve Day.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains. Donations may be left at the funeral home in lieu of flowers. A private graveside service will be held at Howell Valley Cemetery at a later date.