DEXTER -- John Shipman, 71, died Feb. 6, 2008, at his home.
Born Oct. 29, 1936, in Dexter, son of the late Charles Eugene and Ruby Opal Stoker Shipman, he was a retired engineer for Elder Manufacturing. A veteran of the U.S. National Guard, he was a member of the Elks, NRA and the First Baptist Church in Dexter.
On July 21, 1968, in Bloomfield, he married Mary "Joyce" Walker who preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2000.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Danny Ross.
Survivors include: two sons, Shannon Shipman and Anthony Sean Shipman of Dexter; three daughters, Theresa Ross Williamson of Houston, Ronda Ross Palmer of Sikeston and Lisa Rose of Dexter; one sister, JoAnn Keller of Farmington; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.