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Thomas F. Shipley, 77, of Meredith Springs Community, passed away Tuesday morning at Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Monongalia County, son of the late Roy and Lillian Rebecca Smith Shipley.
Mr. Shipley was a retired construction/iron worker, with 23 years of service, working in various coal mines. He was a member of UMWA local 1597.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Shipley (married 30 years); his son, Mitchel Carpenter of Meredith Springs Community; two daughters and their husbands, Michelle and Charlie Grigal of Minnesota and Rebecca Jane and Greg Cox of Ohio; four brothers and their spouses, Lee and Nancy Shipley of Sanford Community, Douglass and Greta Shipley of Montana Mines, John and Charlotte Shipley of Farmington and George Shipley of California; one sister, Loretta Volek of Rivesville; four grandchildren, Larry Shipley, Louis Shipley and Terri Shipley all of Ohio and Anna Belle Fimple of Minnesota; and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Dave, Bobby and Claude Shipley; three sisters, Mary Redmond, Beatrice Flowers and Betty Hopkins; a brother-in-law, William Volek; and a sister-in-law, Frances Shipley.
Thomas has chosen cremation services. A visitation for family and friends will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Roy Weese and Pastor Bill Preston officiating. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on July 21, 2016
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