Robert R. Shipley, 96, died Monday morning April 10, 2017, at Greystone Health & Rehab Center. He was born August 1, 1920 to the late Clarence E. and Ava M. Arnold Shipley.
Preceding him in death were five sisters: Hazel Hope, Jane Smylie, Ada Folz, Ruth Ann Busche and Kathryn Blamble. two brothers: Harold and Willard Shipley. Surviving are his wife, Carol Andrews Shipley; a sister, Isabelle Buoni of Reynoldsburg and a brother William 'Hazel' Shipley of Barnesville. Several nieces and nephews.
He was dairy farmer, was a 44-year Oxford Township Trustee and 37-year school bus driver. He served in WW II from 1945-1947 and made several jumps with the Paratrooper 11th Airborne Div. Bob was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, 75-year member of Valley Grange, Life member of the VFW, served 50 years and never missed a meeting of the Pennyroyal Ruritan Club, he was very active with the Pennyroyal Association and a former Farm Bureau member.
Visitation was held at the Bond Funeral Home, Londonderry Thursday, April 13. A service was held at the funeral home on Friday, April 14. with Rev. Richard Wilson officiated. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery with a military graveside service. An on-line guest book may be signed at www.bondfuneralhome.net