The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


November 7, 2013

Bobby Shipp

COMMERCE — Bobby J. Shipp, 86, of Commerce passed away Nov. 6, 2013, in Paris, Texas. Services are at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Johnson and Bro. Roy Dittmar officiating. Interment follows at Rosemound Cemetery. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Born Oct. 2, 1927, in Horton, Bobby was the son of Cecil and Eula Mae (Jones) Shipp.

On May 23, 1952, in Arkansas, he married Theresa June Sparkman. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from TP&L, which is now TXU. He was also a rancher and loved his cows. Bobby was a member of the First Baptist Church .

Survivors include his children, Van (Rhonda) Shipp and Robbie (Stanley) Horton; grandchildren Chace Shipp, Chelsea Shipp, Whitney Shipp, Chris Ehrlish, Morgan Ehrlish, Jarrid Horton and Jessica Horton; twogreat-grandchildren and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001; parents; and two brothers, Robert and Red.

Online condolences may be made at

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