Watchroom Death Notice – Charles W. Shipley

NAME: Charles W. Shipley
DOB: 04/16/1941
APPOINTED: 06/28/1967
RETIRED: 06/30/1987
PASSED AWAY: 07/04/2019

CALLING: Friday July 12, 2019 from 9:00AM-10:00AM Turcotte-Piper Mortuary 205 General Cavazos Boulevard Kingsville, Texas 78363

SERVICE: Friday July 12, 2019 10:00AM Turcotte-Piper Chapel

BURIAL: Friday July 12, 2019 2:00PM Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery 9974 I-37 Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

LAST ASSIGNMENT: Charles “Chuck” Shipley was appointed to the Indianapolis Fire Department on 06/28/1967 after serving 4 years in the United States Army from 1961-1965. His first day on the job was at station 19 and was regularly assigned to Engine 4 in 1969. He transferred to Squad 14, Engine 9, Truck 29 then to Engine 29 B shift from the years 1970-1977. He then spent 6 years at the IFD Shops until February 1983 where he then joined the crew of Engine 27 B shift. He decided to move over to Engine 29 C shift in July 1983. He became the engineer on Engine 29 in August 1984 before retiring on 06/30/1987. In 1989 he relocated to Kingsville, Texas for the remainder of his life. He was active at his local Kingsville’s Masonic Lodge and served as Grand Master. Chuck enjoyed participating as a Shriner clown for entertainment of others. Several times a month over many years, he would make trips south to the United States border, to transport children to Houston and back for hospital care and services.


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