Freeman George “Bill” Shows Jr., age 79 of Gardendale, passed away on June 21, 2008. He was a member of Gardendale Baptist Tabernacle and retired from Alabama Oxygen Company and a retired security officer with Carraway Hospital and Chief Myers. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Chad Michael Shows, sisters, Louise Thrasher and Frances Summerlin, brothers, Gordon and Vance Shows. Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Justus Shows; sons, Roger Shows and Brooks Shows; daughters, Brenda Diana (R.W. “Buddy”) McCarty, Susie (Doug) Bryant, Bonnie (Berry) Bannister, Pamela (Richard) Yoell; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brother, Troy “Buck” (Annie Ruth) Shows; sister, Allene “Dean” Kelly. Services were held at the Gardendale chapel with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Rick Nelson and Keith Cameron officiated. Donations may be made to Gardendale Baptist Tabernacle or Lakewood Baptist Church in Donelson, Tenn.

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