A Turtle’s Tribute:
Shawn Marc Law, 46, passed away from along bout with cancers, with his family beside him at a Dallas hospital Wednesday,July 18, 2012.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Richland Hills Baptist Church.
Interment: Private. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Memorials: His memory may be honored with a gift to a favorite charity of choice or to Richland Hills Baptist Church.
Shawn was born Oct. 21, 1965, in Tulsa, Okla., to Charles and Carolyn Law and grew up in Richland Hills. As a young adult, he lived in Dallas where he led a rich and eventful life.
He became a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas. He loved his time on the volunteer board of the Dallas Summer Musicals. Through his former position with Starbuck’s regional office in Dallas and on his own, he was involved in numerous charitable organizations and activities that benefited a wide range of people. He loved this. He involved family and friends to participate in walks/runs, serving coffee at the Neiman Marcus Christmas parade and other events.
Shawn loved his brother, Phillip, and Phillip’s beloved, Carla, and their little girls.
He reached out to help numerous people. He was know as “Mr. Shawn” to
kindergarten children whom he loved to read to at a Dallas school. When he
recovered from his first cancer, he had looked forward to again reading to them.
Shawn had a beautiful baritone voice and used it to sing at many different events. He had a natural aptitude for music, and he learned to play the guitar and piano by ear.
He was a very detailed and organized person; a perfectionist, in both his personal and professional life. He so wanted to have a career again. Just before his death, he said, “I wish I could be getting up and dressing to go to work.”
Survivors: Parents,Charles and Carolyn; brother, Phillip and
wife, Carla; nieces, Madison Nicole, 8, and Hannah Marie, 6; aunt, Dana Blankenshipand her children, Jared and Dee Anna; uncle, Charles Haskins; and cousins, Cindy and Chris.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 22,