James Shipman

Obituary of James Oliver Shipman

James Oliver Shipman, 82, of Gulf Breeze, Florida and formerly of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Pensacola, Florida.

Born near Pineville, KY he was a son of the late Arthur G. and Rachel Miracle Shipman.  A brother Patrick Shipman, sister Wilma Parrott and husband Leon, and grandson Cain McKinley Shipman also preceded him in death.

James had worked as a mechanic at Owens Garage in Corbin and had managed service stations in Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Wells Shipman;  sons James Matthew Shipman (Joy) and Joseph Michael Shipman;  grandchildren Paige McEldred, Joseph Robert Shipman, Thomas Stanley, Takota Brandon Shipman, James Elijah Shipman, and Jovanna Vanover;  brothers Luther Anderson Shipman and Herbert Grant Shipman; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held at 11am Tuesday at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Stacy White officiating. Burial will be in the Wells Cemetery off the Bee Creek Road.  

Visitation will be from 7 until 8pm Monday at the funeral home.

Messages may be sent to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.


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