Lancaster mayor Joe Shaw passes away at 81

Published: Nov. 30, 2015 at 12:04 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2015 at 12:04 AM EST
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LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) - Lancaster mayor Joe Shaw, 81, passed away Sunday morning, according to a city administrator.

Shaw served the City of Lancaster of 26 years and is Lancaster's longest serving mayor, according to the city's website. Shaw leaves behind a wife, Charlotte, son, and granddaughter.

Shaw was born in 1934 in Kershaw County and has been married to his wife for 46 years.

Mayor Shaw's funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 300 South Market Street, on Sunday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m.

Visitation will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday December 6, as well.

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