Carl Bruce Shaw Sr. of Bridgeport, NE passed away Sept. 21, 2021 with his loving bride Cynthia holding his hand.
He was born on September 28, 1951, the third son of Raymond G. Shaw and Minnie Ella (Hudson) Shaw at St. Joseph Hospital, Alliance, Nebraska.
The CB handle of "Red Rebel" was a perfect fit for Carl, having no real desire to conform. As a teenage during the 60's he was eager to be a part of the free love mindset. Always with a quick smile and a need to wander, Carl made friends easily wherever his travels took him. Always eager to swap stories and never lacking of an opinion on politics or the weather or for that matter most anything.
Carl had a wide variety of occupations, from a short stint in the US Air Force, ranch hand, feedlot cowboy, railroad employee, Santa Claus model and probably some that we don’t know about. Probably the career that suited his personality the most was trucker. He was able to travel the country from coast to coast as an over the road driver and make friends at every stop.
Carl had many interesting hobbies, mountain man and black powder activities, motorcycles, camping and fishing, cars, wood working, hunting. I am sure that the many friends he had appreciated his willingness to help in any way he could.
Carl is survived by his loving wife of eight months Cynthia Sutton-Shaw of Bridgeport, Ne.
Also surviving are his three children , Carl Shaw Jr. and wife Jessica (Valentine) of Hyannis, Ne. ; Shannon S. Bell of Scottsbluff, Ne.; and Jennifer Shaw (Romualdo Rocha) of St. Petersburg, Florida, his wife Cynthia’s children, Rachelle (William) Sutton-Corbett and daughter Hailey Anne Sutton of Alliance, Gary VanNatter, Jr. and Eric A. VanNatter of Alliance, his grandchildren, Cheyenne(Beau) Broadway of Lingle, WY.; Casey Jean Shaw; Caitlin(Zack) Denny of Bridgeport, NE; Ashley Hall of Scottsbluff, Ne.; Riley Hall(Sam Hood) of Clinton, Ne.; Lauren Hall(Eli Wolf) of Scottsbluff, NE and and his great-grandchildren, Tripp, Casen, Teagan ,Atlas, Skylar and Hayden.
Carl is also survived by his two older brothers, who made his life miserable as a child being four years their junior, David Shaw and wife Marlene and R. Gene Shaw, both of Alliance. His kid sister, Ellarae (Shaw) Watson (who he helped spoil) and husband Gary Watson of Show Low, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews.
He also is survived by many friends and partners that have had an impact on his life in many ways. Judy(Zimmerman) Buskirk, Nancy(Johnson) Shaw; Barby Kay Leach
Visitation will be Friday Sept 24 at Bates Gould Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm.
Memorial services are Tuesday Sept. 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Bates-Gould Chapel with burial at the Lakeside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.