Ray Calvin Shipley Sr.
Funeral Date: 8/16/2018

Obituary:
Ray Calvin Shipley, Sr., age 93, of Warren, AR, died on Friday, August 10, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was born February 7, 1925, in Hermitage, Arkansas to Iva Hazel Green Shipley and Jesse Calvin Shipley. Except for brief absences, he spent his life in Bradley County, working in auto parts sales, clothing sales, and, for the final 18 years of his career, as a representative of MetLife Insurance. He was a member of the Hickory Springs A.R.P. Church in Bradley County, Arkansas. He enjoyed many hobbies, including horseback riding, photography, and winemaking, and often sang and played violin at local events and religious services. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Jean Carr Shipley, to whom he was married from 1945 until her death in 2008, and by his parents and his brother, Paul Leslie Shipley. He is survived by his son, Ray Calvin Shipley, Jr. (Vickie) of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and his daughter Carla Jean Shipley Vandal (Donnie) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 5 grandchildren, Bronwyn Perry Doyle (Russ), Laura Vandal Chancey (Caleb), Matthew Vandal, Jessica Shipley Wallace (Brad) and Amber Rook Eltrich; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special cousins Vicki and Robert Patrick of Crossett. Arkansas. Memorial services were held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Frazerís Chapel, Warren, Arkansas. Organist was Linda Barrett and soloist Caleb Chancey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hickory Springs Cemetery, P.O. Box 911, Warren, Arkansas, 71671.

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Name: Garrett Green
Message: So sorry for your loss, condolences to all the family

Name: Ricky Green
Message: So sorry I cannot be with you, but send love and prayers for you all.

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Name: Cathy Copeland Karnes
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Name: nancy batchelor
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Name: Lynda Herring
Message: So sorry to hear about your Dad.Sure have missed him being next door since he went to Baton ,Rouge

Name: Jep and Renae Robertson Clark
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Name: Debbie Francis
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