HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a caring man killed in a car accident.
Shaun Anthony Stealey died when the silver Mazda he was driving crashed on the Berwick Road B5067, Shrewsbury, on Tuesday morning last week.
The 27-year-old’s family, of Edgerley, spoke fondly of their son, boyfriend, brother and cousin and said he would be deeply missed.
Julie Stealey, Shaun’s mum, described him as a “special” and “funny” man who was always playing the clown.
It had been a “terrible shock” to lose him.
Careworker Shaun had an NVQ in childcare and previously worked at Oswestry School's preparatory department, Bellan House, but was currently caring for a wheelchair-bound man in Walford Heath, a job he loved.
“He really enjoyed that, they were really good friends,” Mrs Stealey said.
“It wasn’t like a job for him. He had a real passion for caring for people and had time for everyone.”
Shaun was an avid pool and snooker player and was a formidable member of the Royal Hill Inn team at Edgerley.
His girlfriend Amy Jones, 27, added: “He left an impression on everyone he met.”
The former Corbet School and Bicton Primary School pupil also leaves behind his father, Scott, and brother Matthew, 24.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which happened just after 7.45am on Tuesday, June 24.
It is thought Shaun, who died at the scene, was travelling from Shrewsbury towards Berwick.
PC Colin Martin of West Mercia Police said: “Our thoughts go out to the family at this terrible time.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, particularly a motorcyclist who we believe was travelling away from Shrewsbury just before the incident happened.”
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident number 0095 of June 24 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Mrs Stealey has invited anyone who knew Shaun to attend his funeral which she said she wanted to be a “real celebration” of her son’s life.
The funeral takes place on Thursday, July 10 at 11am in Great Ness Church.
The funeral will be followed by a wake at the Royal Hill, Edgerley.