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Charles Shipman

Charles Lesley Shipman

Monday, May 30th, 1932 - Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Charles Lesley Shipman, age 86, of Brevard, passed away on December 5, 2018 at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Fleet and Nellie Parker Shipman. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Luther, Glenn, Gertha, Johnny, Kenneth Shipman, and Neil Prince and His sisters, Kathryn S. Gillspie and Joyce Shelton.
After graduating from Brevard High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy. During his enlistment, he was active in the Korean War.
Charles retired from Olin after 36 years of service. During his retirement, he served on the Board of Directors for the Ecusta Credit Union. He worked with the Transylvania County Recreation Department umpiring softball games. Charles was a member of First Baptist Church of Brevard where he served as a deacon, usher, various committees, and Co-Director of Adult 3 Sunday School class. At the time of his death, he was employed by Moody Connolly Funeral Home. He had a wonderful outlook on life with a great sense of humor that would brighten everyone’s day.
Survivors include the love of his life for 61 years, Shirley Byrd Shipman, two children, Leslie S. Swanson and husband William of Horseshoe and Charles Robert (Bobby) Shipman and wife Kelli of Sperryville,VA, two sisters, Louise Shelton and husband Johnny and Hazel Deese both of Hayesville, NC, four grandsons, Robinson Wright, Parker Wright and wife Olivia, Jackson Wright, and Mason Shipman, one granddaughter, Emily Shipman and one great granddaughter, Hazel Abigail Wright.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11am, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Brevard with the Revs. Hank Moffitt and Jeff Maynard officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow the service in the Welcome Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles Shipman Kentucky Mission fund c/o Ecusta Credit Union, 2074 Asheville Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712.
Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com

Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations, 181 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC 28712.
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Gerald Harris

Posted at 04:37pm
I knew him well for so many years. Rest in peace my dear friend. Gerald & Ruth Harris
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Elaine Tate Lail

Posted at 07:46pm
Mrs Shipman, sweet Leslie and Bobby. I am so sorry for your loss. What a good man Mr Shipman was. He leaves behind an incredible legacy. I’m sure many like myself saw his humor, and his Godly character. The peace you all have to know, you will see your kind dad /husband again in heaven. May you spend time this Christmas sharing all he brought to each heart. My prayers for you. Love you dearly.
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Margaret Vail

Posted at 08:56am
Sorry for your loss. Isaiah 25:8 let us know that soon God will do away with death forever.
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Edith West Phillips

Posted at 07:29pm
Dear family, it is with gratitude to God that David and I were privileged to know this man of God. Our prayer is that precious memories and God's peace will comfort your hearts.
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Walter and Raxter

Posted at 06:01pm
We were so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. He always had a kind word for everyone he met and he will greatly be missed. To Shirley and all the family, our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead.
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