Jimmie D. Shahan, lifelong resident of San Saba County, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 peacefully in the presence of his wife.
Jimmie was born on April 18, 1928 to Horace and Linnie (Wood) Shahan
on the Mark Oliver Place in San Saba County. He attended grammar school at Pecan Grove School, finishing 7th grade and going directly into San Saba High School graduating in 1945. Jimmie and his brother, Roy, were in the Golden Gloves Boxing. After graduation, he continued to assist his dad on the ranch and worked for Texaco Company owned by Jack Owens and William Kuykendall. On January 2, 1947 he married Marjorie Ione Taylor. In 1949 Jimmie and his brother, Roy bought the Huckabee Auto Parts store. In 1995 he sold his interest in the store to his brother, Roy. Later he went into partnership with Bill Dyer at Centex Fuel for a few years. After selling his partnership, he continued to Ranch and drove delivering vehicles for Golding Motors and Heart of Texas Ford in Brady until he retired. Jimmie and Marjorie raised five children and were married for 54 years before she passed away.
In 2002, God brought Jimmie and Adriane McIntosh Brown together. They were married September 21, 2002. The first year of their marriage, they had the blessing of having their granddaughter Shayna Jo live with them. They enjoyed their life together and were best friends. Family was his pride and joy and he loved taking care of and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Especially teaching them golf and attending their sporting events. He served on the San Saba City Council, San Saba ISD School Board, City Zoning Board, Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment Board as well as being Chairman of Deacons and Sunday School Teacher of Pecan Grove Baptist church. He was ordained as deacon in 1966 and served actively until July 2014. He attended First Baptist Church from December 2014 until July 16, 2017 as his health permitted. Jimmie was avid golfer. He qualified and represented seniors in Senior Olympics placing second in the State of Texas. He coached little league Baseball and announced many football and baseball games. He was a great left-handed pitcher.
Jimmie lived life to the fullest. Jimmie was a wonderful Christian example and loved his family with all his heart. He was known for his integrity, kindness, character, love for God, gentleness, and always was lending a helping hand to those in need.
Jimmie is survived by his wife: Adriane Shahan of San Saba; Children: Keith Shahan and wife, Debbie, Kathy Jo Shahan Ringo and husband, Thomas, Jackie Shahan and wife, Donna, David Shahan and wife Kathy Ann, Heather Brown Martin and husband, Ben, John F. Brown II and wife, Grace; grandchildren: Kevin Shahan and wife Monica, Bryan Shahan and wife Bonnie, Nathan Shahan and wife Shawna, Jason Shahan and wife Desiree, Stephen Shahan and wife Marsi, Scott Ringo, Brad Ringo and wife Rhiannon, Delaina Shahan, Jaron Shahan and wife Jennifer, Sammi Jo Lewis and husband Dustin, Casey Phillips, Michelle Shahan Bartholomew and husband Tanner, Darrin Shahan, Shonda Blodgett, Shayna Jo Norris and husband Daniel, Ian Thomas Martin, Violet Allyson Martin, Penelope Elaine Martin, Tim Grant and great grandchildren: Risien, Madison, and Gracen Shahan, Brady and Brooke Shahan, Jackson, Grant, and Hayes Shahan, Stella and Nolan Shahan, Georganna Ringo, Ellie and Alex Ringo, Jordan Shahan, Skylar and Paige Lewis, Kennedy and Adam Bartholomew, Reid Blodgett, T.J. and Tyler Grant, Madia, Lanie and Rush Norris , and Baby Landry Joy Shahan due in November 2017. Father-in-law Billy Joe McIntosh, Sister-in-law Patsy Shahan, Brother and sister in law Jeff and Leslie McIntosh. Several nieces and nephews. In addition, hosts of friends that are like family to us that have walked this journey by our side. For each of these, we are so thankful.
Preceded in death: first wife: Marjorie Shahan; daughter: Mary Nell Shahan Blodgett and son in law: Chancey Blodgett; granddaughter: Katelyn Paige Shahan; great-granddaughter: Bayleigh Elizabeth Ringo; Sister: Hazel Shahan Carr; brothers: Ira Shahan and Roy Shahan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Heart O' Texas Baptist Camp & Conference Center 8025 FM 2125, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or San Saba First Baptist church Bereavement Fund 208 W. Wallace, San Saba, Texas 76877