Jessie P. “J.P.” Shipley, 68, of the Cagle community, died at his home on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was born in Sewanee on December 8, 1944 and was owner of Shipley Coal Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jess Shipley; and brother, Leroy “Gabby” Shipley.
Survivors include his mother, Elsie Layne Shipley; son, Jesse Shipley; daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Magourik and Autumn (John) Higdon; brothers, Bradley (Vicki), Darwin (Carolyn), Bill (Paula) and Drew Shipley; sisters, Sue (Joe) Narramore, Annette (Rick) Rollins, Clema (Bobby) Richardson, Tammy Shipley and Jean Hennessee; caregiver and friend, Diane Shipley; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 15 in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Griffith’s Creek Cemetery.
Layne Funeral Home of Palmer, laynefuneralhome.com, was in charge of arrangements.