James Willard 'Boot' Shew

James Willard “Boot” Shew, 86, of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church with Pastor David Wellborn, Rev. Ronnie Gregory and David Gregory officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Boot was born May 8, 1935, in Wilkes County to Richard and Eva Shew. He was a member of Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church. Boot loved to hunt, fish and spend time at the cabin. He loved to ride around the near way, visit with family and friends and he loved to sit and talk about his moonshine days.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Shew.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Call Shew of the home; three daughters, Debra Jean Gregory and husband, Ronnie, Glenda Gail Shew, all of Wilkesboro, Jennifer Renae Waddell and husband, Eddie, of Roaring River a son, James Randy Shew and wife, Dana, of Wilkesboro; 11 grandchildren, Julie Hartley, Melissa Holt, B.J. Porter, David Gregory, Cassie McHargue, Willie Porter, Joshua Porter, Emilee Waddell, Jaymee Waddell, Dannielynn Shew and Dylon Mathis; 20 great-grandchildren, Weston Shew, Mason Hartley, Easton Hartley, Liliana McHargue, Xavier Piper, Ellie Piper, Amelia Mathis, Josie Miller, Asher Miller, Callie Miller, Peyton Gregory, Bria Gregory, Owen Combs, Austen Prevette, Heidi Porter, Logan Porter, Ashland Porter, Kierra Porter, Levi Porter and Gabriel Porter; and a sister, Ella Mae Riddle of North Wilkesboro; a sister-in-law, Hallie Mae Shew of Wilkesboro.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Fishing Creek Arbor Building Fund, 2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Church Road, Wilkesboro, N.C., 28697.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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