Charles Joseph Shaw Obituary


Charles Joseph Shaw, 90, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Jan. 14, 2022. He was born in Fairfax to John and Mable (Musgrove) Shaw on Jan. 14, 1932.

After graduating from Cascia Hall in Tulsa he attended Oklahoma State University and OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he graduated with his medical degree in 1961. Dr. Shaw interned at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa and at Mercy Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana. In 1963, he began his medical practice and became a board certified family medicine physician in 1964.

Charles always felt a calling to help those with alcohol and/or drug problems so in 1993, he moved to Arizona where he specialized in addiction medicine. He returned to Oklahoma City where he eventually retired. In addition to his career as a physician, Charles also served his country in the Army for a few years, being stationed at Ft. Benning and Ft. Campbell before his honorable discharge.

Family was always a big part of Charles’s life. He married Ellen Patricia Rowland on July 3, 1954, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Phenix City, Alabama. Their family was blessed with two daughters, Lindsay and Kathi, and two sons, Chuck and Greg. Charles was a dog lover and would occasionally bring his dog to the hospital with him to make rounds. He also loved football, playing golf, fishing, and had a fondness for coffee ice cream. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and dear friend to all those who loved and knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Franklin V. Shaw and Rose Shaw, brother Jack Shaw, and nephew Dr. Ron Shaw. He is survived by his children, Lindsay Shaw, Kathi Shaw, Charles Shaw Jr. and wife Janis, and Gregory Shaw and wife Karen; grandchildren, Zachary Matney, Avery Matney, Natalie Shaw, Marne Shaw, Erin Martinez, and Kate Hong; and many other beloved nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Viewing will take place from 12-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Smith & Kernke – N. May (14624 N. May Avenue, OKC, OK 73134). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at St. Eugene Catholic Church with burial to follow at Fairfax Cemetery.


Submitted by Family

Original Publish Date: 2022-01-16 00:00:00


  • Osage News Staff

    Stories that are not primarily written by an Osage News staff member will have a “Osage News” byline. These stories include press releases and other community content that was drafted by someone externally but reviewed and approved for publication by Osage News. As an independent news organization, we strive to report news and information with fairness and balance. While being the official news organization of the Osage Nation, we base our news judgements on our loyalties to our readers and Osage citizens, and we are not directly beholden to the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Osage Nation.