John J Shippey  
About:  John J Shippey
   
Retired Lt. Col. John Shippey, 89, of Henagar, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1947-71. He was active in the Fort Payne EAA Chapter 890, Young Eagles and Fantastic Flight.

The family will receive friends at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Fort Payne on Tuesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. until the service time at 11 a.m. Graveside services with military honors will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Pea Ridge cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat (Opal K.) Shippey, and son, James L. Shippey.

He is survived by daughters Patricia “Tish” A. Gelineau, Melanie E. Shippey and Jeannine G. Shippey; and brother, Charles Shippey, and sister, Sylvia Thomas, both of California. Grandchildren are Jennifer Clark, Jared Gelineau, Jessica G. Otieno, Elizabeth L. Jones and Meghan A. Shippey Harding. Great-grandchildren are Spencer Clark, Allison Clark, Amani Otieno and jack Gelineau.