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Delegate Stanley "Stan" Earl Shaver

September 8, 1948 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Delegate Stanley "Stan" Shaver Obituary

Delegate Stanley (Stan) Earl Shaver

Former Delegate Stan Shaver was born in Grafton, WV September 8, 1948. He was the son of Robert E. Shaver and Florence M. Shaver (Huffman). Stan is survived by his loving wife Thelma J. Shaver (Pyles). Daughter Ashley Lyons (architect) and husband Josh Lyons (architect)both of Canton, Ohio. Stepdaughter Pastor Treasa Syruws and Pastor Derek Syruws who minister at the Kingwood Christian Fellowship Church. One grandson Avery Syruws and one sister Judy Bever of Baltimore, Maryland. Stan graduated from Fellowsville High School in 1966. He was the starting point guard on the boys’ basketball team for three years and made honorable mention to the Little Mountaineer Conference. Stan received an academic scholarship to Alderson-Broaddus College in 1966. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1970 in Health, Physical Education, and Social Studies. In 1975 he earned a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. In 1999 he received a Master of Art’s Degree in Educational Leadership Studies from West Virginia University. Stan taught West Virginia Studies in Preston County Schools for 28 years. He helped to produce 50 Golden Horseshoe Winners. He was presented a Golden Horseshoe as a teacher in 1983 by the State Superintendent of WV Schools. In 1989 Mr. Shaver’s West Virginia History Class was selected by the National Council for the Social Studies in Washington D.C. as the Outstanding Middle/ Junior High School Program in the state and Awarded a PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE. In 1992 Stan was selected by the State Bar Association to help develop a Pilot Program to teach law related activities and learning in West Virginia classrooms. In 1995 Stan was placed on the state committee to review West Virginia Studies Goals, the Golden Horseshoe test item bank, and develop the guide for Golden Horseshoe County Coordinators. In 2000-2001 Stan was selected by the Preston County Board of Education as TEACHER OF THE YEAR Preston County Schools. From 1977-1991 Stan was the Boys Basketball Coach at Central Preston Junior High School in Tunnelton, WV. His boys’ basketball teams won 7 Preston County Junior High School Championships and compiled a record of 154 wins and 58 losses under principal Gerald Cline who coached Stan in high School. From 2001through 2010 Stan was the principal at Fellowsville Elementary. During his tenure Fellowsville Elementary School achieved EXEMPLARY status under the federal NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND guidelines and the school received recognition on the state level by the Office of Educational Performance Audits. Fellowsville is the only school in the history of Preston County to achieve this academic accomplishment and the students and staff did it four separate school years. Stan was an accomplished life-long-learner. From 1970 through 1973 Stan was in the United States Army. Stan was trained as a Combat Medic and Physical Therapy Specialist. While stationed at Fort Rucker in Alabama Stan started a masters degree program at Troy State. He completed half of the program before being sent to the hospital at the UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY at West Point. After he completed his service, he returned to Alabama for two summers and completed his master’s degree in 1975 in Secondary Education with a minor in Physical Education. Stan was a former President of the Fellowsville Ruritan Club. A 45-year member of A.F&A.M. Aurora Lodge No. 43. and a certified NRA Wild Turkey Hunter Clinic Instructor. Stan was the caretaker of the Roy Bolyard Graveyard for over 40 years. He built his own home with his fathers help starting in 1979. He was a master deer and turkey hunter, as well as, a native brook trout fisherman. Stan was elected to The House of Delegates in 2000 and served 10 years. During his tenure he was Vice-Chairman of Veterans Affairs, Vice-Chairman Parks and Recreation, and Vice-Chairman of Energy, Industry and Labor. Stan was a 10-year member of the House Education Committee and Natural Resources Committee. Stan was a sponsor of the bill that established windmills and their operations in WV, and sponsored the bill that changed the name of Game Wardens to Natural Resources Police Officers thus making them eligible for federal funding. Stan in 2010 received the WVEA Legislative Achievement Award by the West Virginia Education Association. Stan helped to establish the Promise Scholarship, establish the Pre-Paid College Tuition Fund, and provide high school diplomas to veterans who did not graduate due to military service. Stan worked with the Architects at Fairmont State University and members of the Higher Education Policy Commission to help establish the Masters Degree in Architecture at Fairmont State. Stan’s background as a father, military veteran, award winning career educator, faith in God, and conservative democrat let him be for the people in government and with them morally. Stan was especially proud to help obtain funding for several projects in Preston and Tucker Counties. The Scotch Hill water project secured 1.5 million to see the project completed. Stan secured $50,000.00 for construction of the Rowlesburg Ambulance Building. $20,000 to the Gladesville Community Association to upgrade their community building. $6,000 dollars for the VFW Veterans Memorial in Parsons. $3,000 to Rowlesburg for park and street beautification. $45,000 for the Thomas Education Center. $35,000 dollars Five Rivers Public Library for capital improvements. Family and friends will be received at Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave. Newburg, WV, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 3:00-7:00 pm and on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 10:00 am until time of service at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Derek Syruws officiating. Interment will follow at the Bolyard Cemetery where full military honors being accorded by the Preston County Honor Guard and the US Army Honor Guard.  A Reception will follow after the Interment at the Mount Israel Community Building. Online condolences can be sent at www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com

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Visitation
Wednesday
January 17, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bolyard Funeral Home & Cremation
79 Morgantown Ave
Newburg, WV 26410

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bolyard Funeral Home & Cremation
79 Morgantown Ave
Newburg, WV 26410

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 18, 2024

12:00 PM
Bolyard Funeral Home & Cremation
79 Morgantown Ave
Newburg, WV 26410

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