Former Hinesville City Councilman Kenneth Shaw passed away May 5 after a long battle with illness.
Shaw, who resigned in September, 2018, after serving five straight terms, was 69.
Here’s how some of those who served with him on council remembered him:
Councilwoman Vicky Nelson
“My deepest sympathy and condolences to former Mayor Pro Tempore’s family. I had the opportunity and pleasure of working side by side with him on the Hinesville City Council for more than 3 years Hinesville has lost a giant; Councilman Shaw truly loved our community and the people in it, he displayed this love when he would visit his constituents during non- election season. He will truly be missed by me and many others.”
Councilman Jason Floyd:
“Kenneth was one of the nicest men I had the pleasure of working with. He always strived to do what was right for the city and the citizens of his district. He often would ride around and check on some of his constituents. The community will certainly miss him.”
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Councilman Shaw. In the last year, I had the unique opportunity to visit his constituency multiple times. I was tremendously impressed to find out how well respected and genuinely liked he was by the people he represented. The 5th District and City of Hinesville owe a great debt to Councilman Shaw for his 19 years service to this community. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I was privileged to work with Kenneth Shaw during his time as District 5 City Councilman. Over the years, I greatly enjoyed working with him and he will always be remembered as a man who had the best interests of the citizens of Hinesville at heart. Mr. Shaw was an extremely humble person, even when he had plenty to brag about. When his health was good, he was consistently involved in local events and made it a point to attend as many as he was able to – showing his deep love for this City and its people. As Mayor Pro Tem, we developed our professional relationship over the years to include the giving and receiving of advice on many projects. Kenneth Shaw was a pillar of this community will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Mayor Allen Brown
Kenneth Shaw was everybody’s friend. He was a great man and a very loyal City elected official. He took extreme care to visit his district on a regular basis to find out what his constituents’ need were. We have missed him from our Council and now our entire community will all miss his friendship.