Gerald Bruce Shipley

March 9, 1943April 1, 2018

Gerald Bruce Shipley of West Bloomfield and formerly of Detroit, passed away peacefully after a massive second stroke on April 1, 2018 at age 75. Beloved son of the late Gerald McKay Shipley and Thelma Geerling Shipley. Loving brother of Sue Shipley and Duffy Bowman. Uncle of Gerry (Carrie) Stedman, Mike (Dana) Bowman and Cindy Bowman. Great uncle to Jaxon and Adyline Bowman. Bruce graduated from Detroit Cooley High School in 1961; he was an avid Boy Scout through High School. He is a retired Air Force veteran who served in Labrador, Florida, Alabama, France and England. He loved road trips, reading, old movies, baking, gardening and DIY. A private burial will be held on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to the American Stroke Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home.


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