John William “Red” Shipley, Jr., age 87, a resident of Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 25, at his home.
Mr. Shipley was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Morristown. He lived in South Clinton for 35 years before moving to Oliver Springs in 1984.
Before his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for 33 years at the Y-12 federal plant in Oak Ridge. He served his country in the United States Army.
Mr. Shipley was a faithful Christian and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in the Mt. Pisgah Bible Print Ministry. He was also a 32 Degree Master Mason and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge. [Read more…]