Norman E. Shipley Sr.

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Norman E. Shipley Sr., 87, of Hampstead, died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

He was involved in the trucking industry in Carroll County for more than 52 years. He is the eldest son of Harvey R. Shipley and Mamie Shipley. He was married to Meriam Shipley. His marriages to Ann Smith and Mary Kathryn Nicholson Shipley ended in divorce.

He was a veteran, having served in the infantry in World War II.

In 1949, he along with his father, Harvey R. Shipley, and brothers created Harvey R. Shipley and Sons with one truck, which specialized in transporting farm products.

In 1987, the company became known as Specified Commodity Carriers. With his direction, Specified Commodity Carriers (SCC) grew into a multi-service operation. It transports bulk salt, construction materials, limestone in pneumatic tanks and dump trucks and operates vans and flatbed trailers. Specified Commodity Carriers is still in operation under the direction of family members.

He maintained a lifelong involvement with Maryland Motor Truck Association. He was one of the original Board Members of the MMTA, with more than 50 years of service to the organization. He was on the Board of Directors for more than 30 years and was the first and only Board Member to be elected as an Honorary Board Member. In 1988, he was honored as the MMTA's Political Action Committee's Man of the Year.

He was an entrepreneur and bought and sold property, had rental house and owned a farm in and around Scottsdale, Arizona, where he spent most winters.

He enjoyed spending time with family. In his semi-retirement, and when he was in Maryland, he visited with his brothers, Herbert, Floyd, and Larry and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter, Janet C. Shipley; step- daughters Mary Louise Dorn, Barbara Lee Kearns and Robin Nusbaum; grandchildren Tammy and Terry Shipley; brothers Herbert R., Floyd K., and H. Larry Shipley, all of Westminster; and step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by son Norman E. Shipley Jr.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Funeral arrangements are by Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Shipley's honor can be sent to the Carroll Hospital Center at 200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Published in Carroll County Times on July 8, 2012
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