Clifton J. Shipman

October 23, 1923 - November 21, 2010
Clifton J. Shipman

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Clifton J. Shipman, 87, of Flat Rock, NC, died Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Elizabeth House.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Seldon and Lula Sherman Shipman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Kuykendall and brother, Jimmie Shipman.

Mr. Shipman attended Hendersonville High School and was honored by being inducted into the schoolís Hall of Fame. He graduated from Blue Ridge School for Boys.

A World War II veteran, he served as an Army Staff Sergeant in Italy. He attended Pinecrest Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

Mr. Shipman was a successful entrepreneur, respected community leader and prominent businessman in Henderson County. His main concerns in life were his church, his family and his business.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Delores Jones Shipman of Flat Rock; his children, Barbara Huntley and husband, Roy, of Flat Rock; Tom Shipman and wife, Fran, of Hendersonville; Janet Corn and husband, Foy, of Hendersonville; and Shane Shipman and wife, Miranda, of Atlanta, GA; his brother, S.E.îBuddyî Shipman, Jr. and wife, Mary, of Hendersonville; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, November 24, at the Hendersonville First Baptist Church. The Reverends Ryan Pack and Charles B. Evans will officiate. A reception will be held at The Cedars immediately following the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Clifton Shipman to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Memorial

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
12:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • November 24, 2010
    Terri Lamb says:
    Family, I am very sorry to hear about your day. He was a great man and was always a gentleman. He had a fine family and was proud of all of you. God bless you. Terri Lamb

  • November 24, 2010
    Patricia & Tony Bentley says:
    So sorry for your loss. May God be with you in your time of loss!!

  • November 24, 2010
    Patti Leonard says:
    My life has been so intertwined with Cliff's family and all the memories associated with that are great. Lots of love to you all - Delores, Barbara, Tommy and Janet! He was incredible influence on the Hendersonville Community.

  • November 24, 2010
    Jim & De Ritter, Dayna & Bradley Wright says:
    Tommy and Family..Jim and I, and Dayna and Bradley send our love to you and your precious family during this time of your great loss. I talked to Mr. "C" many times over the years on the phone at DPCo and it was an honor to serve him as it always is you, Tommy and your sweet family. We send all of you our love and respect. GOD be with you at "this time of the year" and always. De

  • November 24, 2010
    robert thomas says:
    DELORES, ITS REALLY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT CLIFF. I KNEW CLIFF SINCE I WAS A TEEN. HE WAS A TRUE FRIEND. HE ENJOYED LIFE, HIS FAMILY,HIS TOWN, HIS FRIENDS. EVERY BUSINESS THAT HE STARTED WAS VERY SUCESSFUL. YOUR CHILDREN GREW UP WORKING WITH HIM. DELORIES YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR HIM. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE LOST A REMARKABLE MAN,HUSBAND,FATHER, GRANDFATHER. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL ALWAYS HAVE THOSE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HIM. GOD BLESS.