James D. Shipley
September 14, 1939 - February 05, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel
Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel
James D. Shipley, 80, of Rome City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his residence.
He was born September 14, 1939, in Anderson to Carl and Mary (Manuel) Shipley.
Mr. Shipley honorably served in the U.S. Navy.
On November 14, 1975, in Anderson he married Margaret “Peg” Wallace.
Jim was employed by Anderson Light and Power in Anderson as a lineman and retired in 1999 as a sub-station supervisor.
He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville, Rome City American Legion Post 381, Eagles Aerie #985 in Kendallville, Masonic Lodge #56 in Winchester, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, and was a life member of AmVets Post #26. He was also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, SPEBSQSA.
Jim loved golfing, singing, and telling stories. As a social, people-person, he enjoyed visiting with friends at the American Legion. His faith was important to him, and he enjoyed going to church. He dearly loved his family and adored his wife. His contagious laughter will be missed.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret “Peg” Shipley of Rome City; a daughter Scotta (Jacob) Imbody of Edwardsburg, Michigan; a son, Sam Shipley of New Castle; four stepchildren, Beth Westgaard of Sarasota, Florida, Joe Glant of Warsaw, Troy Glant of Warsaw, and Mitch (Donna) Glant of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Kyle Carpenter and Kenzie Carpenter; and three step grandchildren, Myranda Glant, Delaney Glant, and Brooke Glant.
A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Rev. Jason Reed of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at the Leesburg Cemetery at a later date.
Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred donations in Jim’s memory are to Messiah Lutheran Church, 2955 E 700 S, Wolcottville, Indiana, 46795 or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60707. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
Peg, we send you and all your family our love at the loss of Jim. He was a treasured friend and classmate, truly one of the all time Good Guys.
So sorry to hear of his passing. Never worked directly for him but did work for Anderson Light & Power. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peg and the family. I'm sure he will be missed by many. He was a great person to be around. He always made you laugh.
Dear Peg, I am so sorry about your loss of Jim. I was really shocked to read this in the Herald this morning. I do know what you're going through and will keep you and the family in my prayers.
Peg, So very sorry to hear of your loss.
Peggy and family, my heart goes out to you all. I pay God gives you all the strength and peace to get you through this horrible time! I thank God for all our wonderful memories! Jim was a very special person and our true friend! God bless you all!
We are so sorry for your loss.
Peg John and I will miss that beautiful smile and I will miss his BIG HUG. The world has lost a great man. Our prayers are with you and your family
Thinking of you Peg and Family. Prayers❤
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had so much fun at the lake and have lots of fond memories of both of you.. You are in our thoughts and prayers.. Larry & Cindi
We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Jim. We have many fond memories of Jim (and Peg) back during their days on Sylvan Lake! His stories, his singing, along with his jovial spirit & laughter will forever be in our hearts. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers.
Peg, We are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was one of a kind and had a heart of gold. We have sooo many great memories of Shippers infectious giggle and sitting on your porch at Sylvan Lake listening to "Big Daddy from Cincinnati" tell his stories. God Bless!
Peg ,I am so sorry to hear about Jim passing.May God be with you and your family.
Peg and family - we are so very sorry for you loss of Jim - know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless
Peg, I'm sorry for your loss of Jim. He was a good man & He had so much Love & Respect in his ❤ for you. It really showed that YOU was the LOVE of HIS LIFE I could tell just the way he talked about you.. 🙏 🙏 Prayers for You & all Family Members .