Shawn Dean Mesa, age 44, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at his home. He was born February 12, 1977, in Toppenish, Washington, the son of Ross and Debra (Hembree) Mesa.
Shawn was a 1996 graduate of Aurora High School and was a shift supervisor for International Dehydrated Foods, in Monett, Missouri.
Shawn is survived by his parents, Ross, and Debra Mesa; one son, Zane Mesa; one sister, Michelle Ward and her husband, Paul, and one niece, Abbi Ward all of Aurora.
In school Shawn could be found on the football field or performing with the Show Choir. He was a friend to everyone, when not playing football or performing with the choir he could be found at any one of his many friends houses being the life of the party. As soon as Shawn could walk he was fishing. He could be seen on Table Rock Lake any time he wasn’t at work fishing with his friends or family. Shawn was a gifted and talented singer that won many awards for his singing and as an adult he loved to sing karaoke. A lover of going fast loudly, weather it was music or the exhaust he could be heard coming from blocks away.
Shawn put his family above all, his pride and joy was his son Zane. He was proud or everything his boy did, and would brag on him every chance he got. His father Ross was his hero and he got his work ethic from him. His mother Debra ruined Shawn on all women forever because no women could ever live up to the standard she set. When it came to people that Shawn was scared of the list was short and the only name on the list was his sister Michelle the only person that could ever go toe to toe with Shawn that he would let win, it was a special love that few will ever understand. Nobody could ever come between them; they had a special bond that could never be broken. A great uncle to his niece Abbi he taught her to swim and tie her shoes each only taking one day. He endured the pain during his last months to show his support to her attending different band concerts and seeing her cross the stage for her high school graduation. The only person he found good enough to add to his family was his brother-in-law Paul, a fishing buddy when available and a spare hand when working on any number of his project cars. A man among men he will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, in the funeral home chapel.
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