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Carl Shapiro

February 14, 1936 — January 5, 2017

Carl Shapiro, 80, of Valdosta, died on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Tallahassee Memorial Medical Center. Born in Sarasota, FL on February 14, 1936, to the late David & Lucy Findley Shapiro, the family soon moved to Homerville, where Mr. Shapiro grew up. He graduated from Clinch County High School in 1955. During high school, Mr. Shapiro developed a love for flying, exchanging work for flying lessons at the airport in Homerville. He pursued this love all his life, flying to airshows all over with friends. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1959 and joined the family business David Shapiro and Company. He continued to work in property management and development for almost 40 years until his retirement in 1997. He was active in the Valdosta Homebuilders Association, and the Valdosta Shrine Club. He served terms as president in both organizations and on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association. He was also a member of the Hasan Temple in Albany, GA and served as a member of the Divan. In addition to flying, Mr. Shapiro also enjoyed sailing from the Twin Lakes Yacht Club and other places, earning the nickname, the "Capsize King". He loved traveling with the "Divide by 8" Group, which is like another family to him. A devoted member of Temple Israel, he served as Secretary in the 1980's. His greatest love was for his family and he was very devoted to them.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Shayna Shapiro Garland.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Barbara George Shapiro of Valdosta; son, Micah Shapiro of Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren, Madison Shapiro, Craig Shapiro and Emma Shapiro of Valdosta, Ansley Garland and Pierce Garland of Suwanee; sisters, Caryl Shapiro of Orlando, Carreen Shapiro of Valdosta; brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Bonnie Shapiro of Valdosta; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral home. Rabbi Moshe Elbaz will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery. The Shapiro family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Sunday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Temple Israel 511 Baytree Road Valdosta GA 31602 or to the R. Wayne "Bubba" Alexander Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2224, Valdosta, Ga. 31604. Condolences may be made online at

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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