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Jack Dee Shippey

August 10, 1922 - August 19, 2014
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Jack Dee Shippey San Tan Valley, Arizona Formerly of Lansing and Higgins Lake, Michigan Jack Dee Shippey was born on August 10, 1922 in Saginaw, MI to Paul D Shippey and Bernice (Baase) Shippey and passed away in San Tan Valley, Arizona on August 19, 2014 at the age of 92. As a child, Jack lived in Saginaw, St. Louis and Lansing. He has an older sister, Norma Chandler of Lansing, younger brother Robert (deceased 1942), and youngest brother Donald Shippey of Florida. He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in January 1942, after which he joined the Army Air Corp where he served with the 5th AAC, 374th TC Group, 22nd TC Squadron as...
Jack Dee Shippey
San Tan Valley, Arizona
Formerly of Lansing and Higgins Lake, Michigan

Jack Dee Shippey was born on August 10, 1922 in Saginaw, MI to Paul D Shippey and Bernice (Baase) Shippey and passed away in San Tan Valley, Arizona on August 19, 2014 at the age of 92. As a child, Jack lived in Saginaw, St. Louis and Lansing. He has an older sister, Norma Chandler of Lansing, younger brother Robert (deceased 1942), and youngest brother Donald Shippey of Florida. He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in January 1942, after which he joined the Army Air Corp where he served with the 5th AAC, 374th TC Group, 22nd TC Squadron as a radio operator on C-47's in Australia and the South Pacific. He returned home from WWII in August of 1945 and met the love of his life, Audrey Lee Williams that October. They married on December 15, 1945 and shared 57 years of bliss. He then began his life-long career as a carpenter and builder. The family grew in 1947 with the birth of their son, Robert, followed in 1948 by daughter Suzanne (Gilbert DeVlieger), 1950 by son Jack (Maria), daughter Debra in 1953 and finally daughter Jody (Brian Smith) in 1956. Following their retirement in 1978, Mom and Dad moved from Lansing to Higgins Lake, MI., where, as a family we shared many memories together. Dad began a new career as building inspector until 1996. Mom passed away July 5, 2002 and Dad missed her every day. She was his life. Dad remained in their home at Higgins Lake but wintered in AZ for the past 8 years. In June of 2014 he moved to San Tan Valley, AZ where he resided with his daughter Suzanne and son-in-law Gil until his passing. Missing him are his 5 children and spouses, along with 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren (2 deceased) and 10 great-great-grandchildren (1 deceased) and special daughter-in-law Linda Shippey Foy. He also leaves behind his "adopted daughter and son" Mike and Trudy Blackmer, his Bingo friends and neighbors both in Michigan and Arizona. Services will be held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel, on Thursday August 28th at 11am. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 27th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at Deepdale Cemetery. Dad will be greatly missed by all, but we know he is reunited with mom in heaven. We love and miss you both. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jack's name to Banner Hospice Germann Rd. Suite 110, Gilbert, AZ 85297. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com

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