Alan Page Shaw

September 25, 2018

Alan Page Shaw, 75, of Charlotte and Linville, NC, died September 25, 2018 in the Watauga Medical Center.  He was born on July 2, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa, son of the late, Robert Carn Shaw and Wilma Hupfer Shaw.

Alan grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and moved to Charlotte in the 5th grade.  He graduated from Myers Park High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he would later serve a term on the Board of Visitors.

Alan co-founded the Photo Corporation of America in Matthews and served as an executive for sixteen years, the last few years as CEO.  In 1982, he founded                      

The Frame Warehouse of Charlotte and served as CEO until his death.

Alan was an avid golfer since the age of eight years old.  He was a member of Quail Hollow Club where he served for two terms on the Board of Directors as well as a member of Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville NC.

He was a fanatic fan of all sports, especially TarHeel basketball. He was known to many as “the man with the tickets”. Whether it was the Carolina Cougars, Hornets, Panthers or TarHeels - he loved to attend games and share his seats with others.

"Buffy", as he was known to many, was quick witted and a friend to all he crossed paths. He shared countless laughs with the "Moes" and loved their camaraderie. He had a soft spot in his heart for anyone in need and was known for his generosity.

Alan is survived by his wife, Virginia Thompson Shaw; sons, Alan Page Shaw, Jr. and his wife, Mary Howard and Robert Thompson Shaw and his wife, Ashley; grandchildren:  Alan Page Shaw, III, Jack McPherson Shaw, William Howard Shaw, Virginia Ruth Shaw and Finley Anne Shaw.  He is also survived by his sister, Susan Shaw Hudson and her daughters, Amy Hudson Parker and Laura Hudson Capoulun.

 A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday September 28, 2018 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow.

 Memorials can be made to The First Tee of Charlotte, 2661 Barringer Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208 or American Red Cross, 2425 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28203.

 Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Tom Tolrud

    We send our sincere condolences to you Ginny and all family on Alans passing. We have, as do others, many fond memories of Alan from PCA while under his leadership and operational guidance. He was a leader and an inspiration to so many.

  • Casey Mermans

    Our sincere condolences with the passing of Alan to Ginny and Family.
    Anke and Casey Mermans

  • Jim Copses

    Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on Alan’s passing...a great friend and member of my Park Place Pharmacy family...Rest in peace

  • Russ Wentz

    Those of us who knew Alan as a close friend loved him; many wonderful golfing escapades were shared together; I had the fortune of coaching Alan Jr. and Alan !!! what a wonderful father and grandfather figure he was to these boys we will greatly miss him