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Lester "Gene" Shipley

1947 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Lester "Gene" Shipley Obituary
Lester "Gene" Shipley, 66

Lester "Gene" Shipley, 66, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 10, 1947, in Norfork to Henry and Elsie (Clark) Shipley. He married Patricia Ann Poynter on May 26, 1966, at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Mountain Home. Gene served in the United States National Guard 224th Maintenance Division in Mountain Home for 12 years. He also worked as a machinist for Duncan Industries in Harrison, retiring after 22 years of service. Gene was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He loved fishing and quail hunting. Gene was preceded in death by his father, Henry Shipley and a brother, Don Shipley.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Pat Shipley of Mountain Home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robbie and Crystal Shipley and Henry Alan Shipley, both of Mountain Home; his mother, Elsie Shipley of Mountain Home; a brother, LeeRay Shipley of Hollister, Missouri; three grandchildren, Haley, Gunner and Lynze Christopher, all of Mountain Home.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of Gene Shipley, c/o Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

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Published in Baxter Bulletin from May 6 to May 8, 2014
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