HUGS FROM HOME
“As you may know, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic funeral services must be limited to 10 people or fewer. This is obviously disappointing to the families we are serving as well as those who wished to attend the services had they been able. As a result, we have developed a program called “Hugs From Home” that will allow the family to feel your love at this difficult time. Here is how you can share your love for the family and show your support as if you had been in attendance:
1. Leave a message in the “Add Condolence” section at the bottom of this page.
2. Our staff will print that message on a “Hugs From Home” card.
3. The card will be tied to an individual balloon and affixed to a chair where the service
is taking place thus representing your attendance at the service.
4. The family will then collect and read the cards and feel of your love and support for
them at this difficult time.
We hope you will take the time to participate so the family can feel of your love under
these unique circumstances.”
Timothy W Shaw, born on May 29, 1968 in Dallas, TX, passed away peacefully May 3, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. Tim was an amazing leader in his work as a District Manager. He worked for Lowes Home Improvement for over 20 years and currently worked for Tractor Supply Company. He won many awards for his customer service and leadership. He was looked up to by many for mentorship and direction.
He was very active with hiking, biking, obstacle courses, weight lifting and golf. He was always there for a good laugh or sarcastic comment. He lit up a the room with his voice and smile. His laugh and funny comments always drew people to him. He will be missed tremendously.
He came to know Jesus in the past year and we know he is walking with him in heaven now. He left this earth too soon, but we will see him again.
He is survived by his wife April, 2 step daughters Naomi and Madelynn, his sister Claire, (spouse Belinda), brother Bryant, niece Rosa, and 2 dogs Lilly and Chico.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 (Pacific Time) on May 6th, 2020 at Gilbert Memorial Park. Please join the service on Facebook live by going to the Facebook account of April Shaw.
One of the best! An amazing leader and mentor and even better friend! You could always count on some smart and funny comment! Gone way too early, Tim, but so glad you made the decision to walk with Jesus!
So sorry for your loss..Tim was more then a boss to me..he was my friend and will be missed greatly.
My deepest sympathies to all of Tim’s family. Tim was an amazing man and brought a smile to everyone’s face at just the right moment. He surely will be missed by many
Crushed, I am lost for words. I’m super saddened about this news. I have known Tim since we lived in Houston together working at several different Lowe’s stores. Tim is a great mentor and leader, he took me under his wing and mentored me to be a leader. Tim asked me move to Tigard, OR to be his Operations Manager when Tim got his first Store Manager job where he won the Store Manager of the year! Shortly after he was promoted to District Manager to the Seattle, WA area where asked me and he hired me as one of his Store Managers. I did anything in my power to always take care of Tim because I didn’t want to let him down. Tim always cared, trusted me, and I can’t thank him enough for providing me a successful career at Lowe’s. As our careers moved on and we both started our families I am sad to say, I lost touch with a friend that I spent a lot of time with at his house, hanging out, and hitting golf balls. To this day when someone ask me who is someone in your life that has impacted your career or life. Tim is the first person I mention. Tim is one of the main people that influenced me in my career and made me the leader I am today. I just wish I could of said, thank you one last time! Tim you will be missed, gone way to soon. Thank you for everything you did for me and seeing my talent, trusting me and choosing me to work side by side with you my friend! I will miss you but will never forget you!
We offer our deepest, heart felt sympathy and condolences. Know that the Lowe’s and Tractor Supply families grieve alongside you and support you during this time. A true difference maker in this world, Tim positively affected the lives of many, which will continue to live on through others. Do know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time.
I will always remember Tim as being my DM, he taught me so much about my job and myself he always had a way to teach you something…..we had our good times and some bad but to me Tim was amazing at his job……I always loved it when I would call him to ask him a question and he would say, Susan there is this wonderful thing called google…..he always made me laugh when he would say that to me but let me tell you google is my best friend now…..thank you Tim for all you did for me……Shaw’s Desert Dogs forever…..fly high!!!!!
I am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such a great soul. My deepest condolences to the family that I know brought such light to his life. Tim was a great leader who cared so deeply about people, I find myself repeating his Wisdom daily his tough love and resilience and drive to bring out the best in everyone around him. I owe so much of my own development to him. I know he is in a beautiful place today and I hope he gets the opportunity to watch and see the huge impact he has made on so many lives.
we loved you
It is with a heavy heart that I convey my condolences.
Tim was a great leader and friend. We seemed to always find a moment for a glass of wine when together. Conversation focus would typically turn quickly to family… It was clear they were at the center of his life.
It does my heart good to know, as a brother in Christ, he is now walking with the good lord above.
You will be missed, thank you for the moments, laughter, and friendship.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Tim was my District Manager when I worked at many of the Lowe’s stores in Oregon and Washington, he will be missed.
Tim, I will always remember the times you walked into the store and you always had a smile, warm handshake, and words of encouragement in good times and bad. When your time with Lowe’s ended, I was sad because I knew you would not be in the store any longer. Rest in peace my friend and until we meet again. I will always remember you with fondness!
My sincerest condolences.
The body is but a vessel that houses the soul from one life to the next. The Tim we know is now in heaven celebrating the next life. Your memory will not be forgotten – but celebrated by those you touched. Honor in death as it is earned in life –
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
Isaiah 54:10 NIV
Sending our love and prayers. May God’s presence and peace rest upon and abundantly fill each of you. May He comfort your hurting hearts.
We didn’t know Tim, but we knew him in second person from his sister, Claire. Our deepest sorrows are with you all. He certainly was loved.
I am so Sorry for the loss of Sweet Tim. My Heart is broken. I do know that His Parents, Nanny and Uncle Bo are rejoicing in each other’s arms! All My Love! GONE NOT FORGOTTEN
I, Rick Parker, worked for Lowe’s for over 12 years and through the majority of that time, Tim served as my District Manager. As I think about Tim and his passing, I’m reminded of an event that occurred about four years ago. I was a Store Manager at the time, in Vancouver, WA. I had been having some difficulties with one of my Team members and it became necessary to place him on a final notice. The next day I was informed that the very same Team member, that I had reprimanded, had been admitted into the hospital,due to a drug overdose. A week later he passed away. The day after he a passed, Tim came into my store. He approached me and asked if we could walk for a bit. As if I had any choice in the matter, I agreed and asked if he could give me a moment, so that I could get a writing tablet. He responded fairly quickly, that it would not be necessary. We then began to walk and talk. I found it interesting that he was not looking at anything in particular. He was simply walking and talking with me. At one point, he must have recognized that I was a bit disconnected, thus he asked if I was okay. I stated that I was a little down, but doing fine. He asked why I would feel down, to which I remember explaining to him that I had a Team member pass away yesterday. I then remember looking at Tim and stating that I was responsible for his death. I further stated that I was responsible for taking a loving husband away from his wife, and a loving father away from his son. As these words flowed through me, I began to lose all composure and began to weep in the middle of the Lumber aisle. Tim was standing to my right and he gently placed his left arm around me and held me as I wept. He slowly walked me off the floor and into the Training Room, where he consoled me and showed a tender side of himself that he had been very good at hiding up until that point in our relationship. As I remember this very powerful event in our joined past, I feel that he probably tried to hide that side of himself for fear of showing a weakness of some kind. However, in that very moment I discovered the very “core” of who Tim actually was. I experienced his care. In that moment, I felt the love of a LEADER. In that moment, I experienced what I believe to be Tim’s greatest moment for me, and his true and greatest strength. I will be forever in his debt, for this moment in time, and feel graced by the LORD above for the opportunity to have known him, worked with him, laughed with him, and cried in front of him. That being said, I rejoice in the fact that I will be able to embrace him when I too am with “our” LORD on high.
To April, I would like to again thank for allowing me the opportunity to remember and REJOICE. As stated previously, I am thankful for your involvement in the life of Tim. You were the vessel in the Hand of God that worked the miracle of salvation in the life of Tim. May the Lord Bless you and Keep you always.
Will miss you. Hope the Cowboys play in Heaven everyday.
I was blessed to grow up a few houses down from the Shaws and watch Tim grow up. His smile was a ray of sunshine and he was the sweetest kid on the block. Tim ran with my little brother Ryan and I know Claire and I both thought our little brothers were awfully adorable. Little boys being boys, Timothy was a joy. Love to you Tim, always. Love to the Shaw family and friends always.
David & Melissa
I am so sorry for the loss of Tim on earth. I knew him through the life of April his beloved wife and Mary his sweet mother in law, I feel like I knew him in the person he was while he was here for such a short time. I rejoice he loved and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and he is in the presence of the Lord in Heaven. One day I will meet this beautiful man who has gone on to his reward. My heart is broken for all who will miss the wonderful and kind man. May God be with the family and friends who loved him, and enjoyed his beautiful and happy smile.
A dedicated and hardworking man who always strived to be his very best. I am glad to Call Tim a Freind. Tim always found a way to brighten a room and think of others even in the hardest of situations. Tim we will all miss you, but you will not be forgotten. The McMichael family’s heart goes out to April and their girls . Our prayers will be for all the living that mourn Tim’s passing . RIP Tim we love you
Tim always me smile when I saw him in store to visit, He will be missed by many. Carl 1726.
To April, Mary and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss, especially in the midst of this difficult season. May the God of all comfort give you that comfort in this tough time. Grace and peace to you in the coming days and months.
Diane and I are so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great friend and a very reliable work partner. Our love of the Cowboys was a bond I will never forget. We loved sharing the game day photos each week and will be reminded of that bond every game day in the futue.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that you experience the presence, comfort, and peace of the Holy Spirit during this time.
My daughter Emily went on New Year Eve tubing hill with Tim and family when she was younger. Should come over and hang out with Madeline, April and Tim. She said Tim were a nice and funny guy who always made her feel welcome. Thanks for showing a my young lady how men should treat women with respect and honor. Pray for April and the girls. Emily and I send our love.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Tim’s family. He was a great guy ❤🙏
There aren’t enough words to describe the love and impact Tim had for so many people. He is a Great Friend. It is with Sadness that we no longer have him physically here on earth to enjoy, but with Great Gladness we are able to have the Peace and Comfort to know he is with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. You will always be remembered but never forgotten Tim. God Bless you April, Naomi, and Madelynn, may you always have Joy in your Hearts and a Wonderful Life ahead of you.
April and family,
May God’s unfailing love be your comfort. I pray for God’s comfort to surround you in this hard time.
April,Mary, and family
Please know your Joplin family has you in our prayers. It is comforting to know there are Joplin connections in Phoenix that will be a comfort to you. I pray your family gathering will bring comfort and healing and support. We love you all. Randy and Carrie Wilson
My thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family. I got to meet Tim when he first joined TSC and attended a few leadership classes at the Store Support Center. I enjoyed his passion for what he did and for teaching others. May he rest in peace.
I am so sorry for your loss, April. Tim was not only a great District Manager, he was always someone who would tell you exactly what he felt and why he felt that way. As a leader, he understood the importance of giving honest feedback and I truly appreciated that about him.
Rest in peace, Tim. You will be missed.
Tim was entirely too young and I know you are heartbroken. I’m so very sorry, he was blessed with a great sister. Rest In Peace Tim.
My condolences first and foremost to all of Tim’s family and especially April. I am so very sorry for your loss and can only imagine the pain you are suffering. May God shine down on you all and ease the pain and sorrow.
Tim was a great man, leader and a person I looked up to. He was my District manager at Lowe’s and promoted me to a store manager about 8 years ago. He helped shape my career and taught me so much. He was tough but fair. Even though he was tough, I always knew he had my back and cared for me. I am truly saddened about this loss. The world is a lesser place without him. But I am happy to hear he found Jesus and is in a great place now
Tim always had a wonderful smile and approached things with the knowledge that anything could be accomplished. I admired his tenacity, but also chided his lack of patience at times 🙂 He loved to joke and laugh, I will always remember his ability to light up a room or break up the tension. He will be missed!
Tim was an amazing mentor. I will always be thankful to him for not only making me a better manager but teaching me things I didn’t know about myself. Thank you Tim for all you did for me. Shaw’s Desert Dogs forever…
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tim was like a little brother to me back in the day. Lots of memories were made and are cherished. Lucky to have time spent with him and being influenced as well as influencing what he was wanting to do in life. Great talks, good times. He is walking with our Lord with mom and dad….and is now a guardian angel now watching over us.
Prayer, Solace and Love to you,
Alan and Kammi Garner
I worked as an employee of Lowe’s for thirteen years and had worked in the lumber department when I first met Tim. He always made it a point if we crossed paths to reach out and shake my hand and ask how things were going. My thoughts and prayers are with His family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Shaw family. Words can’t express my sadness; Tim was a true friend and a lasting influence in my life. Rest in peace Tim.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Tim was an amazing boss and such a wonderful person. He taught me so much in a short amount of time and I owe him so much for that. He had a way to motivate and instill confidence in people. My team and I will truly miss him. Desert Dogs Forever
April, your daughters and Mary. On behalf of all of our class–a group of people that have and continue to pray for you all, our heartfelt sympathies. Tim was such a blessing to you all and we thank God that He brought him into your life. May you sense our Heavenly Father’s arms of comfort!
I was truly shocked and saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. Please accept my condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and the family in this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family April. Tim was a great man, leader and coworker! He will truly be missed and definitely left us to soon, but God has his plan for everyone and I am sure he is in safe hands. We will miss him greatly!
Thoughts and prayers for April and family. Tim promoted me to my first store. He was a tough mentor and forged me into who I am today. What I learned from him is invaluable. I will miss him greatly.
I offer my sincere condolences. I knew Tim to be an effective leader and I will remember our conversations with affection. I am so sorry for this unexpected loss.
I am so sorry for your loss, April. You may not remember me, but I made a bride’smaid’s dress for you years ago for Rusty and Lorrie’s wedding. I work w/your mom at CHCC. Your mom has told us so much about Tim that I felt I knew him. I rejoiced with many others here when he accepted Jesus. I am so glad he had the promise of eternal life. You will meet again!
I am saddened by the loss of such an impactful Leader, a charismatic presence and a wonderful soul. Tim hired me at Lowe’s back in 2007. He believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and always pushed me to surpass my limits. Because of him I am a more confident Leader, a stronger Mentor and I feel blessed to have known him over the last 12+ years! He always knew how to make you laugh and he made you want to try to be better. To April and your beautiful girls, I hope you find peace in a time of grief, happiness in a time of tremendous loss and most of all I hope you all find love in His light. Tim now walks with our Lord and we are blessed to have such a wonderful angel looking after us all. God bless…
I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. I am honored and blessed to have known Tim. He not only guided me through my career but he taught multiple life lessons. Lessons I still live by and will always live by. His fun spirit and unwavering thirst for enjoying life has been instilled in everyone he’s met. With every conversation, no matter the topic, it was clear that he loved you all immensely and he was so proud to talk about all of you. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this time. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
“What was once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us”
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Shaw family. I will remember Tim as a strong leader that would challenge you to do your best. He also knew how and when to bring laughter to a room. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Tim.
Tim was an amazing leader, I learned many things from him that I still pass on to others today. God bless you Tim. My condolences to the family.
Tim & April moved into their new home just a few weeks before his passing We are their next door neighbors. We met and visited briefly with the two of them,and their 2 daughters, when they first moved in and a couple of other times. We instantly knew we had some great neighbors and we were very happy about that. Our hearts are broken for April’s deep loss. We have reached out to her helping in what little ways that we can. She is in our daily prayers and we will continue to be her friend and support in whatever ways we can. There is a very deep feeling of love we already have developed and we know our lives are and will continue to be richly blessed to have April as our neighbor and friend.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Tim’s Family. I’m so very sorry for your pain and loss. I envy all of you who knew Tim for many years and got to make beautiful memories with him. I’ve only known Tim for just under a year but I will never forget that deep, southern, radio host voice that he had – it was so special. Tim could light up a room and I was always so happy to see him at every meeting. I can’t imagine TSC without him…. I’ll miss you my friend!! I’ll never forget you!!
Our Condolences to the Shaw family. RIP Tim.
We are so saddened to hear of Tim’s death and yet thrilled that he has found Jesus. We are praying for God’s peace and strength for you April and Naomi and Madelynn.
Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Tim had a passion for developing and teaching others to succeed. I am thankful for the time that he took to help mentor me. Tim you will be missed! God bless and may you rest in peace my friend.
I’ve known Tim since elementary school and used to bikes with him through the neighborhood and then rode along in high school when he had his Brat. Years later and after high school, imagine how pleasantly surprised I was to see him at Lowe’s in Portland. There was comfort in knowing a childhood friend and neighbor was just around the corner in the PNW. Dallas no longer felt too far away. He seemed to be in his element and happy. The happiest though was when he met and married April and when he talked about Claire and his family. Know that I will cherish our friendship and alway remember his smile. My condolences to all of you and may he rest in peace. I will keep you in my prayers.
Tim was a strong leader and a very honest and pleasant person to talk to. He was very quick to show the passion that he had for life. I remember earlier this year having a conversation about the very real challenges and struggles of raising our daughters and having to let go and trust they would make the right decisions. It was a terrifying yet hilarious conversation for several of us. Somehow I think Tim knew both of his daughters loved him and would be alright in the end.
Tim I hope you know how much it helps to know that all of us Dad’s are in the same boat together. Thank you for taking the time to have a good laugh over the terrifying experiences of raising daughters. Your smiles and sarcasm will be missed.
All the doctors and Staff send our heartfelt condolences to Claire and all the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We pray God’s never ending peace and comfort engulf you and good memories sustain you in the days ahead.
May you rest in paradise tooo a great leader a great boss you will be very missed !!! Never will I forget the first day I met you ….
Tooo the family my condolence so sorry for y’all’s loss !!!
Tim is so greatly missed! He was one of the first leaders I worked with at Lowe’s. From the beginning he gave me advise that I still carry with me. He was someone who always believed in me when others didn’t. I will always treasure my time with him as a member of the team. He was a dynamic person who deeply impacted so many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to everyone who is mourning his loss. I find peace in knowing he is walking along the best golf course he could dream of.
“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Quote by Thomas Campbell, a poet from the 1800. I hope memories of Tim will bring you peace and that you feel surrounded by much love.
I love you Tim! Thank you for loving and accepting me as part of your family! You have always been such an example of determination and strength! Believe it or not I will greatly miss your loud obvious teasing! You always fill a room with laughter! Missing you until we meet again…..
We are so incredibly sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He was an incredible person and only wanted the best for everyone he encountered. We feel truly blessed to have known Tim and been able to learn from him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and deeply saddened by his passing.
Wow. Beyond shocked. I still remember the day I met Tim. He walked in to our hiring office. What a great leader. You will always be remembered.
My condolences on the loss of such an amazing person and leader. It is apparent the extent to which he touched the lives of many people and he will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Our hearts are aching since we heard the news about Tim. We know how much you loved each other and how much he loved the girls. We love you and continue to pray for all of you.
April and girls I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great leader and friend. I will think of him all the time. He left a wonderful impression on me and I will use his advice and the skills he taught me every day. Tim will be missed!
April, we are so sorry for your loss. May God carry you through this very sad time and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. We are thinking of you. Bob and Juanita
I am so sorry for your loss. I have not talked to Tim for several years, but I remember one of our last casual conversations I had with him. He asked about my family like he always did. I then asked about his and he lit up when he talked about his wife and step daughter’s. It was so nice to see that side of him. He truly loved you all. Rest In Peace Tim and God bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
I literally grew up with Tim. Lived like 2 or 3 houses from him in Dallas. Remember roaming the streets in the hood with our little gang (before we could drive). I was deeply saddened when I heard of his passing. My condolences to his family. I frequently pass his childhood home when going to my parents house and always think of him and a time of youthful innocence we all shared as friends. RIP Tim
“Sir” I will miss your perfected level of Sarcasm. I always called him Sir and he would remind me his name was Tim, I would thank him and address him as Sir.
With caller Id, I always knew it was Sir on the phone. So I would answer it “Thank you for calling Home Depot or Target” and I would hear that deep deep laugh and then Sir would say – Can I speak to your store manager I feel so sorry for him because he has to work with you!!! I would put him on hold and page my boss with “The Eagle has landed on line 1”. I will miss you Sir you made sure I mattered and was valued. My Love and Prayers to all.
I just heard about Tim today , it makes me sad he was a very important piece of my Lowe’s career . I joined him and Jerry Thompson , Brian Milford , Robert Walls . We had a great time together . It was by far the best retail experience I ever had . Thank You Tim !!!!
I am at a loss for words. As many of you know, working with Tim was not always easy. He had high expectations, and that piercing look from those blue eyes, you knew better fix whatever it was, no excuses, But that is what made him a great leader. He held us up to what he knew we could accomplish. This same man would not hesitate to pay someone’s rent, electric and buy gift cards for food for people. Right out of his pocket.
When he talked about April and the girls, you knew that was his heart. The Thanksgiving he and his family drove meals out to people. He said one of his best Thanksgivings. He loved it….From sports to music lessons he was in his happy spot with his family.
Rest in love and peace Tim.I know you at are enjoying heaven with Jesus. You made this world a lot better for so many. You are so LOVED and going to be missed.
He was a amazing person! He gave me the confidence to push myself! My prayers are with the family but heaven got another angel
A rare stumbling across this saddening news set me back and put me back in time to my last interaction with Tim. As a precursor, I was from the mainland of Lowe’s, Mooresville NC, returning to where I was born to be with family. As a cashier making $8.00 an hour with one year of college I came to work at the Tigard Or location where it was the part of the start of my eight year career. I was admired subtlety by Tim as I look back now and had many casual conversations about growth and my abilities so he started inspiring me and before I knew it I had worked myself to department manager within a year or so. I feel Tim’s firmness pushed me towards success although it wasn’t understood at the time. As well I had the chance to grab the handle of the train to Seattle but life was different then. My self will and pride kept me so that I wasn’t very responsible. Soon thereafter he became district manager and periodically we would talk. I was constantly reminded of what future I could have with Lowe’s but in 2010 I took a leap of faith into a great career for which I am grateful. Now fast forwarding to a few years back, we bumped into each other in the aisles of the store I worked at Delta Park. He stopped abruptly once he saw me and with full attention asked how the family was doing aware of my wife’s brain tumor and said, “If you ever need anything Sascha, just hollar at me!”.(~of course in his Texas twang). Truthfully, I most certainly believed him. So In closing, I would like to say Thanks for believing in ME Tim. God bless Sir.
Tim was an awesome soul to meet. Never a dull moment and he loved his Cowboys. I know you will be watching Dak from the real skybox Tim Shaw!! Rest well in perfect peace….