Kenneth Ray Shaw

July 19, 1937 - May 21, 2020

07/19/1937 - 05/21/2020

SCOTLAND NECK – Kenneth Ray Shaw, born on July 19, 1937 to the late Victor Shaw and Adell Jones Shaw near Carbon Hill, Walker County, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Kenneth graduated from Carbon Hill High School in Walker County, AL then moved with his parents to Nashville, TN, where he attended David Lipscomb University.  Upon graduation from Lipscomb, he went to work for Army Audit Agency as an auditor.  Over 43 years, he worked in several positions for the Agency in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and the Pacific.  His last assignment was in Honolulu, HI for 5 years.  He retired in 2001 and moved to the small town of Scotland Neck, NC.

On April 30, 1961 he and Johnnie Elizabeth Burton were married at the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ by the late Gus Nichols in Jasper, AL.

He and Johnnie are the parents of one daughter, Jennifer Shaw who married Terry Regan.  They are the parents of the Shaw’s only grandchild, Bryan Thomas Regan, who is a freshman at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Kenneth is also survived by his sister, Anna Burdeaux and her family in Aurora, CO, and his sister, Laura Carter, husband Marshall, and her family in Winchester, TN.

A private service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to Vidant Cancer Care-Edgecombe, 105 Hospital Drive, Tarboro, NC 27886 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling arrangements for the Shaw family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Kathe Nelson
3 years ago

I worked with Ken in Hawaii. He was one of the most caring managers I have worked with in over 30 years with Army Audit. I had nothing but respect for him and thoroughly enjoyed our three years working together. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Richard Spike Jones
3 years ago

I knew Ken as a very gentle, kind, smart, and fair-minded man. I truly enjoyed working with and knowing him.

Alice S. (Arielly) Hufnagle
3 years ago

Ken was the Regional Auditor General in San Antonio when I joined the Agency. Thank you for your 43 years of service to the Army & our country! You will be missed. Condolences go out to his family.