William Arthur Shipp

May 9, 1931 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

William Shipp Obituary

William Arthur Shipp was born to William Shipp and Mary Roden Shipp on May 9, 1931 in Bridgeport, OK.

He served in the United States Army from November 7, 1952 through September 10, 1954 in South Korea, where he received classification of Corporal, the Korean Medal of Service with 2 Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was released from active duty and served the remainder of his time in the Oklahoma Military Department, Army Reserves, where he was discharged October 31, 1960 upon completion of his 8 years of service. On September 19, 1954 in Geary, OK, he married Eleanor Payne. They moved to Oklahoma City when William went to work for Sears as a service technician. He retired after 35 years of service. William accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in November 1970. He was a Sunday School teacher and served as deacon. In his free time, he enjoyed vacationing in Colorado. He loved to fish and hunt. He was a wonderful husband and a great father. He will be missed by all of us.

William was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Shipp, parents, William and Mary Shipp, 8 siblings, father-in-law, Lewis Payne, mother-in law, Minta Stewart Payne, son-in-law, Loren Jack Gregory, 1 grandson, Derek Michael Gregory, and 1 great granddaughter, Keira Danielle Louise Tate.


He is survived by his son, Steven Shipp and wife Sharon of El Reno, OK, daughter, Jana Gregory of the home, grandchildren, Heather of Missouri, Priscilla, Samuel, Charity, and Benjamin of El Reno, OK, Amber of New York, sister-in-law, Janice Tech, brother-in-law, Carroll Finch, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild due in April, and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing will be held at Bible Baptist Church, Friday, 9:00 AM to service time, January 19, 2024, 1440 S. Country Club RD, El Reno, OK

Services: Bible Baptist Church, Friday, 10:00 AM, January 19, 2024, 1440 S. Country Club RD, El Reno, OK 73036

Officiating: Rev. Adam Pearson

Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Geary, OK

Services  under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).

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Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

10:00 AM
Bible Baptist Church
1440 S. Country Club RD
El Reno, OK 73036


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