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City of Jackson honors T. Clark Shaw with street dedication

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - A service of dedication was held at a local tourist location in Jackson in remembrance of T. Clark Shaw.

The community gathered this morning at the Casey Jones Home Railroad Museum & Train Store to honor the memory of T. Clark Shaw, a true icon in Jackson.

T. Clark shaw was a staple in west Tennessee.

In the hub city, he was a local entrepreneur and humanitarian, who had a true passion for developing tourism in the city.

“Jackson is known internationally because of the Shaw family because of the Old Country Store. People come from all over the world to visit Jackson and someone said it best the old country store is a gateway to West Tennessee,” said Mayor Scott Conger, Jackson

At the service of dedication for Shaw, a street was named in his honor.

Several local, regional, and national level political leaders spoke at the dedication.

Congressman Kustoff commented on the last time he spoke to shaw before his passing.

“I do remember one of the last times I talked with Clark in the height of COVID. Instead of being concerned about his business or what have you. He was concerned about the people who work for him. He wanted them to be healthy. He wanted them to have jobs and that says so much about Clark Shaw the man, the human, the person, the individual,” said Congressmen David Kustoff, (R-TN).

Shaw’s son also spoke at the dedication. He says he is grateful for the memories of his father.

“We miss him every day, it’s constant reminders that he’s not here, but it’s also constant little blessings of new stories that we haven’t heard before of guests coming in saying these are my memories of Clark, getting to share those with us. It’s little bittersweet blessings every single day,” said Brooks Shaw, son of Clark Shaw.

The city of Jackson and West Tennessee are thankful for T. Clark Shaw for his service to the community.

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