Wade Richard Shipman

Dec 10, 2012

1929 — 2012

WAYNESVILLE — Wade Richard Shipman, 83, of Waynesville passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Homestead Hospice in Clyde.

Born April 19, 1929, in Richmond, Virginia, he was a son of the late Oz and Rosie Burns Shipman.  He retired from Barth Sheet Metal in 1987 and was a devoted Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Joseph E. Shipman; daughter, Alice Shipman; brother, Claude Shipman, and sister, Virginia Shipman.

Surviving is his loving wife of 65 years, Edith Harrin Shipman; sons, Wade Shipman Jr., and wife, Kathy, of Canton, Wayne Shipman, and wife, Margaret, of Clyde, Joseph D. Shipman, and wife, Vicky, and David Shipman, and wife, Michelle, all of Canton; daughters, Rosemary Parker, of Waynesville, and Carolyn Shipman, of Clyde; brother, George Griffin of Ridgeway, Virginia; sisters, Lillian Blankenship, and Louise Lance and husband, Poly, all of Canton; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Asheville Area Alternative at 702 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com.