OBITUARY

Melvin K Shipman

June 22, 1940June 14, 2018
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Melvin K. Shipman, age 77 of Burleson, Texas, passed away on June 14, 2018. He was born in Santa Anna, Texas on June 22, 1940 to his parents R. K. Franklin Shipman and Lila Mae Shephard. Melvin Shipman, Mel, graduated from Odessa High School with his diploma. He was married to Rita Shipman on June 30, 2001. Mel worked at Triumph Aero Structures until he retired two years ago. He loved traveling, hunting, camping, being with his family, and eating his wife’s cooking. He is preceded in death by his brothers; Milton Shipman and Donald Shipman. He is survived by his children; daughter Toni Schreiner and husband Milton Schreiner, daughter Lisa Vitallo and husband Rick, son Jimmy Shipman and wife Amber, and son Cary Shipman. Grandchildren: grandsons; Nick, Haydon, Mikah, and Stephen, granddaughters; Hannah and Tamra. His step children: Jessica, Brandon, and Michelle, step grand children: London, Malakai, Taylor, and Stephan. His sister Janice Modawell and her husband Bill, sister Wilma Shipman, brother Jerry Don Shipman and his wife Donna. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Grand Prairie Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10:00 am on Thursday June 21, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Melvin K Shipman

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Getting tatoo at 70

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First bike heritage softail

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First tatoo

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Papa with London

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Papa with Malakai

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Papa and Hannah

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Dog lover

Biography

Melvin K. Shipman, age 77 of Burleson, Texas, passed away on June 14, 2018. He was born in Santa Anna, Texas on June 22, 1940 to his parents R. K. Franklin Shipman and Lila Mae Shephard. Melvin Shipman, Mel, graduated from Odessa High School with his diploma. He was married to Rita Shipman on June 30, 2001. Mel worked at Triumph Aero Structures until he retired two years ago. He loved traveling, hunting, camping, being with his family, and eating his wife’s cooking. He is preceded in death by his brothers; Milton Shipman and Donald Shipman. He is survived by his children; daughter Toni Schreiner and husband Milton Schreiner, daughter Lisa Vitallo and husband Rick, son Jimmy Shipman and wife Amber, and son Cary Shipman. Grandchildren: grandsons; Nick, Haydon, Mikah, and Stephen, granddaughters; Hannah and Tamra. His step children: Jessica, Brandon, and Michelle, step grand children: London, Malakai, Taylor, and Stephan. His sister Janice Modawell and her husband Bill, sister Wilma Shipman, brother Jerry Don Shipman and his wife Donna.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Grand Prairie Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10:00 am on Thursday June 21, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.