Thomasville Funeral Home

18 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC


Larry Ray Shipman

September 26, 1957October 11, 2019

Larry Ray Shipman, age 62, of Newton, North Carolina passed away on Friday October 11, 2019. Larry was born September 26, 1957 in Asheville, NC to Mary Shipman and Bill Shipman.

He worked as a milkman for over 20 years with Pet Dairy and then went to work for Z.F. Lemforder in shipping for over 10 years and considered them much like his second family. Larry was a loving father, brother and son. He wanted everyone to know that they should not be sad at his passing but live in the present and love each other.

Larry is survived by; daughter Miranda Noelle Shipman; mother Mary Shipman; brother Robert Shipman; grandchild Marley Ray Shipman, grandchild Madison Kaylynn Shipman, niece Amber Nicole Shipman, aunt Beverly Williams and husband Carol and life-long friend Deedee Hodge.

Larry was preceded in death by; son Jeremiah Ray Shipman; father Bill Shipman; brother James Andrew Shipman.

A visitation for Larry will be held Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, Thomasville, North Carolina 27360. A graveside service will occur Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Banks Creek Cemetery, Burnsville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Larry's memory may be made to Marley Ray Shipman and Madison Kaylynn Shipman, 119 Wellington Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28806 US.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at WWW.Thomasvillefh.Com for the Shipman family.


  • Bill Shipman, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Shipman, Mother
  • Miranda Noelle Shipman, Daughter
  • Jeremiah Ray Shipman, Son (deceased)
  • Marley Ray Shipman, Grandchild
  • Madison Kaylynn Shipman, Grandchild
  • Robert Shipman, Brother
  • James Andrew Shipman, Brother (deceased)
  • Amber Nicole Shipman, Niece
  • Beverly Williams and Husband Carol, Aunt
  • Deedee Hodge, Life-long Friend

  • Marley Ray Shipman and Madison Kaylynn Shipman


  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Larry Ray Shipman

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Debbie Daniels

October 13, 2019

My Love and Prayers for the family 🙏

Don Coffey

October 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy and an awesome friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. I count it an honor and a blessing to work with him over the years. I've heard the names Dee dee, Miranda, Jeremy, Robert, Andy and mom so many times that I felt like I knew you all. Your entire family is in my prayers. Don Coffey. ZF Coworker and friend.