Alvin was born to the late Mr. George Arthur Shaw and Ms. Bessie Strickland in Arlington, Tennessee, Sunrise: July 13, 1948. Alvin attended Barretts Chapel High School in Arlington, Tennessee before he was drafted and served in the United States Army, Vietnam War. He was highly decorated with a host of medals including the Purple Heart award. After his honorable discharge, Alvin met and became one with Beverly Shaw in the year 1970, and they were married for nearly 50 years until God called him home October 11, 2019. 

Alvin was the head of his family, fiercely protective, and always unselfishly helping others. No one was a stranger to him and after he witnessed to them about his testimony he touched their lives and they left with a message of hope and faith. 


Alvin made his heavenly transition on October 11, 2019 at Centennial Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife: Beverly Shaw, a son: Tobey Shaw (Wife: Monica Shaw), two daughters, Toshia Shaw, and Tralina Shaw-Taylor. Granddaughters: Tia Barnes (Winton Barnes), and Trinity Lacy: Grandsons: Trevon Shaw, Tristan Lacy, Tylan Shaw, and Jaylin Taylor: Great-Grandsons: Jackson Barnes, and Joseph Lacy. Brothers: Elder Leon Shaw, George E. Shaw, Christopher Shaw (Late). Sister: Deborah "Diane" Shaw (Late). And from his fathers second union an additional ten siblings, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.