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Eugene “Boogie” Shaw, affectionately known as “Boogie”, husband of Mary Swinton Shaw, was born August 11, 1947 in Sumter to the late Samuel Sonny Shaw and Pearl Solomon Shaw. He departed this earthly life on Monday, February 5, 2024 at his residence. At a young age, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was an active and faithful member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Brotherhood, Sunday School and small group study until his death. Eugene was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1966. Upon graduation, he enlisted in to the United States Marine Corps. During this time he held many positions including: Machine Gunnery, Director of Small Arms, Rifle Marksmanship Instructor, Police Academy Instructor, and Proof of Director for eight years. He served in Vietnam, Parish Island, Korea and Okinawa, Japan. Eugene was employed with the City of Sumter for 30 years from September 18, 1978 until February 21, 2008. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Mary Swinton Shaw; his daughter, Courtney Shaw and son, Donnie Scarborough; five grandchildren, Megan Dyer-Bolden (Terry), Marcus (Jasmine) Dyer, Mandarin Dyer, Paryse Scarborough and Camarye Gooden; five great grandchildren, Breanna Bolden Dyer, Angel Shad, Adrionna Shad and Grayson Scarborough; one sister, Barbara A. Jonas, and a host of other relatives and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 961 Rockdale Boulevard, Sumter. The procession will leave the home at 8:20 a. m. Funeral services will be held 9:00 a. m., Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. J. Elbert Williams, Officiating. Burial will be 11:00 a. m. in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.

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