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Robert Lynn Shipley

January 22, 1950 ~ November 27, 2022 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Robert Lynn Shipley, age 72 of Red Oak, Texas passed away November 27, 2022. He was born January 22, 1950 to the late Thomas Shipley and Melba Burke. A lifelong resident of Bristol, he was raised by his grandparents Alex and Jewell Burke. He worked as a butcher in high school, graduating from Ferris in 1967. Robert always had an entrepreneurial mind and owned and operated the Bristol store, later was a franchisee with Catfish King in Garland, Texas. He also had businesses in pest control, daycare and worked in security as an undercover shopper. He never minded moving around for his business ventures, he also lived in Houston, California, Garland, Dallas and back to Ellis County. Robert was a traditional individual, often serious, but more often funny and loved to joke around, sharing his dry sense of humor. He was life of the party at Halloween and New Year’s Eve and loved Star Trek, old western movies, the series Dark Shadows; Abby, the goth girl on NCIS and was a longtime fan of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Robert always had a green thumb; growing lemon trees, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, and always had pepper plants. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is proceeded in death by his grandparents, parents and grandson Andrew Blake.
He has survived by his children: Monica Lynn Casmedes and husband Chris, Brandy Luan Miller and partner Jason, Nichole Lynn Depuy and husband Scott, and Robert Aaron Shipley and wife Ellisen, partner and longtime companion Barbara O’Connell; grandchildren: Kaitlyn and husband Jon, Isabella, Randall and wife Karma, Emily and husband Dawson, Reagan and husband Regan, Nathan, Noah and wife Faith and Daniel; great-grandchildren: Anakin and Paige, who is on the way; brother Jerry Kress and sister Brenda Cole.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2022 at Green Funeral Home Ferris, Texas.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Bristol Baptist Church 306 Union Hill Rd. Ennis, TX 75119. Pastor Dave Futral officiating.
Burial will follow at the Bristol Cemetery.
 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 2, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Green Funeral Home
207 S. Wood Street
Ferris, TX 75125

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Bristol Baptist Church
308 Union Hill Rd
Ennis, TX 75119

Interment
Saturday
December 3, 2022

12:00 PM
Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, Texas

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