Fallen Hero: SSG(Ret) Martin LeShannon Shaw


Funeral Home

Oliver Funeral Home

Winona, MS


Monday, December 12, 12-2 p.m., Oliver Funeral Home.


Monday, Dec 12, 2022, 2:30 pm, Oliver Funeral Home, Winona, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 9, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.   SSG(Ret) Martin LeShannon Shaw, age 52, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1/114FA and Det 2 STARC, McCain and had worked full-time at McCain, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Funeral services for Martin Lee Shanon “Rooster” Shaw will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12 at New Hope United Methodist Church in Winona, with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Sam Dodd will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Bill Herod, Sanford Bennett, David Watson, Gray Gill, Jay Tharp, and Jamie Pyron. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Massey, David Dickerson, Rob Wilkerson, Keith Marchant, Lynn Marchant, Morris Timbs, Matt Welch, Jimmy Chambley, Benny Chambley, Matt Mullin, Milisante Jones, Benji Fisk, Bo Eskridge, and Todd Nichols.

Visitation will be Monday, December 12 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mr. Shaw, 52, passed away at his home on Friday, December 9, 2022. He was born in Winona on January 3, 1970 to Robert Earl and Margie Blaylock Shaw. He was a sergeant in the Mississippi Army National Guard, serving at Camp McCain, until a crippling automobile accident left him disabled. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Winona. He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother, Margie Blaylock Shaw of Winona; brother, Robert Earl “Bubba” Shaw Jr. (Paula) of Winona; two nieces, Alicyn Shaw of Winona and Adrienne Shaw Greenlee (Aaron) of Winona; and an uncle, Robbie Blaylock of Winona.

Memorial contributions can be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 447, Winona, MS 38967.