Ronald (Ron) Lee Shipley 74 of Harrison, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Ronald was born August 18, 1946 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Vernon Thomas Shipley and Gladys Juestina (Stevenson) Shipley. Ronald was raised by his foster parents, Carson Leroy Kinney and Zalla Gertrude Kinney. Ron graduated from Bath High School in 1966. Ron was united in marriage to Ms. Joyce Elaine3 Moulder on July 7, 1970 in DeWitt, Michigan.
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Mr. Shipley had resided in Harrison since 1995, moving from Bath, Michigan. Ron retired from Bath Community Schools after twenty-five years of service as a custodian. Ron enjoyed helping his friends each year butcher their deer, repair vehicles at home for family and friends, going off roading in his Jeep CJ5 and CJ7, watching televised church services and wrestling, reading and studying his Bible and spending time caring for and loving his grandchildren.
Ronald is survived by his wife of fifty years, Mrs. Joyce Elaine Shipley of Harrison, three daughters; Ronnda Richards of Auburn, Michigan, Helen Newman and husband Walt of Harrison and Cindy Cowles also of Harrison, one son, Carson Shipley of St. Johns, Michigan, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, extended family members and his beloved pets; Blue “George” the cat and Jazzy “Sushi” the dog. Mr. Shipley was preceded in death by his parents.
Celebration of Life services for Mr. Shipley will be announced at a later date. To share an online memory or condolence with Ron’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Shipley are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989)539-7810.