Mr. Edward M. "Eddie" Shipp, 55, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away late Friday evening at his residence following a lifelong battle with diabetes. Mr. Shipp was the son of the late Ludie and Juanita Robinson Shipp. Mr. Shipp was employed with the Columbia County School Board Maintenance Division for twenty-seven years prior to his ill health forcing his retirement. He will be remembered fondly as a loving father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Shipp was a simple person and nothing made him happier than great C.H.S. Tiger football. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, John Robert Thomas.
Mr. Shipp is survived by his sons, Josh and James Shipp both of Lake City; two grandchildren, Nevaeh and Talan of Spring Hill, Florida; his sisters, Nancy Fasset of Lake City and Becky Shipp currently of Kuwait. Numerous other family members and friends also survive.
Graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. January 16, 2013 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with the Reverend Jim Steele officiating. Interment will immediately follow service. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City , FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com