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“Sorry about your brother Jim! This is his friend Steve that used to live in miami growing when Jim loved down there give me a call if you can. 954...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Steve podubynsky - Polk city, FL

“I just found out last night from Barb Porter about Jimmie's passing. So sorry that I didn't make the visitation or funeral service. Although I had...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Fehrenbacher - Evansville, IN

“I met Jim at my daughter in law's parent's home. ( Her father and Jim had been old high school friends.) He was friendly, witty and engaging in great...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Janie LeMay - Louisville, KY

“I met Jimmy riding a Tarc Bus in 1977. He taught me more then any teachers could have taught me! I was so amazed by him and for so long I really...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rebecca "Bryant" Jewell - KY

“My father, Bobby Green, thought very highly of James. I want you to know how much I appreciate all he did for my Dad. He was very proud of your...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: David Green - Prospect, KY

“So sorry for your loss. I went to church with Jim in Buckner Kentucky. I will never forget his beautiful voice. Also a sermon he gave on the...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Evans - LaGrange, KY

“Our condolences go out to the family of this great man! We loved Jim very much. He was very special part of our spiritual family, but felt more...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Randy & Vanessa Scott - Pekin, IN

“Dear Rollin Jr, Linda and Sons, We are sorry for your loss of your brother Jim. Jim was always ready, willing and able to do what ever he could...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Morry and Sharon La Tour - KY

“To the Family, God blessed us with the opportunity to know Jim .He lead the prayer in a way that was so remarkable expressing the true meaning of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sherrye Isaacs - louisville, KY

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James F., 60, of Louisville passed away at his home Sunday April 28th, 2013

He was a retired Claims Representative for The Social Security Administration, Past President of the Kentucky Council of the Blind 2000 - 2004; and was also a member of the Board of Directors.
He was Treasurer of the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind 2009 – present. He was also a Board member from 2005 - 2009

He was the current President of the Kentucky School for the Blind Alumni Association.

Jim was a member of the American Council of Blind Lions and current Treasurer of the Tri-state Library Users.

Jim was the former President of the Middletown Lions Club.

He served as the Kentucky Council of the Blind representative to the Office for the Blind Statewide Rehabilitation Council 2007 - 2013

He was currently on the TARC Accessibility Advisory Counsel.

Since his retirement Jim was a proofreader of Braille textbooks for the Kentucky School for the Blind.

Jim cared deeply for his family and friends and touched the lives of many people across the country.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rollin and Mary Ellen Shaw.

James is survived by his brother, Rollin Arkins Shaw Jr., nephews, Justin and Jordan Shaw and their mother, Linda Shaw.

His funeral service will be 10:00am Friday May 3rd, 2013 at Middletown United Methodist Church with burial in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Drakesboro, Kentucky.

Visitation will be 2 until 8 Wednesday May 1st, 2013 at Ratterman Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Rd. East Louisville.

Expressions of sympathy may be given to the Kentucky School for the Blind in lieu of flowers.