Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Arthur “Sonny” Shipp (October 27, 2012)

Arthur “Sonny” Shipp, 79 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday October 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. He was born February 22, 1933 in Princeton, Illinois the son of the late Arthur & Selma (Nordstrom) Shipp. He married Mary Beachy on March 5, 1960 in Creston, Ohio. He worked for Gene Reigle for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Sheryl (Tom) Ailes, Robin (Bob) Grice; sons: Eric Shipp, Shawn (Kristen) Shipp; 16 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters: JoAnne Johnson of Sheffield, Illinois, & Dorothy Dutcher of Battle Creek, Michigan; & numerous nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; half brothers: Roger Pierson, Ray Pierson, Richard Pierson; brother: Gordon Shipp; sister: Marge Corman; grandson: Jeff Spille.

A Private Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Brethren Retirement Community, State of the Heart Hospice, or the Darke County Harness Horseman Association.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com