It is with sadness that we regretfully announce the passing of William “Bill” Edward Shawhan Jr. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 peacefully at home with family in Springfield, Ore.
He is survived by his wife Hope; sons Troy and Tighe Shawhan; stepsons James and Shane Hefner; grandchildren Caity and Andrew; sister-in-law Linda Shawhan and the families of her three sons, Richard Jr., Gregory and Michael Shawhan; as well as Bill’s faithful dog pals, Sam and Buddy.
Bill was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Los Angeles to Laurel and William Edward Shawhan Sr. and was close to his younger brother, Richard Sr., who passed away in 1998. He spent over 35 years in the concrete construction industry at Wildish and Eugene Sand & Gravel.
His big-heartedness, drive to help others and desire to support the better character of those around him were hallmark characteristics for those who knew Bill well over the years. Combined with an easy-going nature and a willingness to pitch in, it’s not hard to understand why he was seen as “Dad” to so many over his lifetime.
He is widely loved and greatly missed.