A. Dwayne Shipman, 43, of Saluda, NC, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family Thursday, June 18, 2009 after battling cancer.
Born in Marietta, SC, he was the son of Wilton Calvin Shipman and Bobbie Jean Poole Shipman of Marietta, SC.
He had been an employee of Arvin Meritor for eight years. A devoted father, he always put his children first. He was a major inspiration to his three younger brothers.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Tina Shipman of Saluda; his beloved children, Kayla, David ìBlake,î and Kristen of the home; brothers, Alan Shipman and wife, Joy; Mike Shipman and wife, Lisa; and Darrell Shipman and wife, Pam; nephew, CJ Shipman; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
The family will receive friends from 1 ñ 3 PM Monday, June 22, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Saluda, with the funeral service to follow at 3 PM. His brothers, the Reverends Darrell and Mike Shipman will officiate. Burial will follow at Saluda City Cemetery.
First Baptist Church of Saluda - Directions
213 Henderson Street
Saluda, NC 28773