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Alvin  Lee Shipley
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Obituary for Alvin Lee Shipley

Alvin Lee Shipley, 71, Camby, passed away peacefully March 20, 2017, in Community Hospital South. Alvin was born March 10, 1946, in Indianapolis, to the late Clifford Otto, Sr. and Maxine (Buster) Shipley. He was also preceded in death by “his gal,” Marcia (Johnson) Shipley, who died on June 8, 2008. They were united in marriage February 20, 1982.

He graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1964 and served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1968-70. He also served in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1970-74. Alvin worked for Shipley Tree Service and later owned and operated his own company, Greenwork. He became a stay-at-home dad when his daughter Sarah was born. A gentle and caring person, he was strongly devoted to his family and always enjoyed Sunday dinners. He was a loyal sports fan for all Indiana teams. He was a nature lover and arborist, and enjoyed fishing, camping, and being outdoors. Alvin was quite practical and was always comfortable in his home that he and Marcia rehabbed from mostly reclaimed materials. Above all, Alvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be fondly remembered by his family.

Survivors include his son, Erik Shipley (Claudia) of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sarah Richardson (Matt) of Mooresville; siblings, Clifford Otto Shipley, Jr. (Judith) of Camby, Phyllis Grimes (Steve) of Speedway, and Deborah Baker (J.R.) of Camby; grandchildren, Eleanor Shipley, Ephraim Richardson, and Olive Richardson; and his canine companion, DesDeMona.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate the life of Alvin L. Shipley on Friday, March 24, 2017, 4 to 8 p.m., in the chapel at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory. The service will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, in the funeral home. Burial will be in White Lick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation, Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158





1:00 PM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158

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White Lick Cemetery

13340 N. White Lick Road
Mooresville, IN 46158


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