The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


April 21, 2010

Stewart Wayne Shaver

Funeral services for Stewart Wayne Shaver, 41, of Elkhart will be at 10 a.m.   Friday at Evangelistic Temple with Dr. Barry Roberts, the Rev. Lynn Willhite and the Rev. Wayne Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park.  Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mr. Shaver died Monday in Port Arthur. 

He was born Oct. 16, 1968 in Freeport to Donald Shaver and Brenda Graves.

Mr. Shaver graduated from Elkhart high School in 1987 and Lamar University in 1995. He served for seven years on the Newton Independent School District Board and was a member of the Lions Club and coached Little League. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved riding his Harley and enjoyed horses. He was employed by Becon. He was a Christian and a loving father.

Mr. Shaver is survived by his father, Donald Shaver of Palestine; mother and stepfather, Brenda and Jim Graves of Elkhart; children, Haley Love Shaver and Kollin Wayne Shaver of Newton; brother, Scott Shaver of Elkhart; sister, Jamie Shaver Woods of Sour Lake; nephews, Dillon Shaver and Preston Shaver of Elkhart; nieces, Kayla Woods and Abigail Woods of Sour Lake; and special friend, Jessica Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Joe Love, Chad Coker, Ben Maddox, Josh Woods, Clint Havard and Mark Glover. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Parker, Joel Parker, Roy Conn, Ernie Bice, Clay Rutledge, James May, Ryan Westbrook and Billy Hamby.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Christian Motorcycle Association or to the charity of your choice.

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