Shae Wayne Stipes

May 16, 1991April 11, 2019

Shae Wayne Stipes, " Shaebird", age 27, of Knoxville, Tennessee, left us too early and went to his Heavenly home, Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was a graduate of Seymour Christian Academy but spent the majority of his years at South-Doyle, where he played football and rugby. Shae had a heart of gold and a warm, contagious laugh that can still be heard. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. He was a member of Burlington Masonic Lodge and a certified welder.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Moses Franklin Stipes, J.W. and Bobbie Edith Shipwash.He is survived by his father and best friend, Gary Wayne Stipes; mother and gallant protector, Sandy Kay Stipes; sisters, Sierra Danielle Stipes and spouse Eric Kevin Floyd, Deidra Tenille McDade; grandmother, Margaret Thelma Stipes; fiancé, Jessica A. Singer of Sweetwater, Tennessee; special friend and mentor, Lynn Rimmer Jr.

Family will receive friends, Monday, April 15, 2019 at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, Tennessee, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM with chapel funeral service to follow. Family and friends will meet at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:00am for a graveside service. Condolences may be offered at


  • Gary Stipes, Father
  • Sandy Stipes, Mother
  • Sierra (Eric) Floyd, Sister
  • Deidra McDade, Sister
  • Margaret Stipes, Grandmother
  • Jessica Singer, Fiance
  • Lynn Rimmer Jr., Friend and Mentor


  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Sierra Stipes

April 21, 2019

Shaebird, I love you and miss you so much. You will forever be a part of me.
Every childhood memory has you in it. Every road I travel down reminds me of you. I will forever keep you with me in my heart. You will never be forgotten. Love, Sid

Stephen Johnson

April 16, 2019

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers now and in the days to come.