Charles Willard “Oscar” Shipman, 72 of Leavenworth, Kan., passed away at the Community Living Center, in the Leavenworth VA Complex on August 10, 2013 with his wife by his side.
Memorial Services will be 3 p.m., Friday, August 16 at Leavenworth National Cemetery with Pastor Rob Self officiating.
Charles was born July 27, 1941 in Anaconda, Mont., to Willard S. and Dorothy B. (Watt) Shipman.
He attended high school and then entered the United States Army.
Charles worked in the construction his entire life until his retirement.
He married Cora Mae Bergstad, they divorced, he then married, Jimmy Chambers-Jones November 11, 2007 in Weston, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Shannon Skalicky and her husband Benny, of Norwich, N.D., three sons, Wayne Shipman and his wife Denise, of Carrington, N.D., Shawn Shipman, of McMurray, Pa., and Daniel Shipman, of Hutchinson, Kan., three stepchildren, James Jones of Wyandotte County, Kan., Jenny Savage, of Leavenworth, and Sammi Jo of Hutchinson, Kan., one sister, Janette Lucille “Peach” Shelton and her husband Dale, Great Falls, Mont., and 11 grandchildren, also his close friends, Kenny Miles, Rick Harris, J.T. Haley, Bill Curtis, Dave Warren, Tommy Eastburn, and many others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Shane Shipman, one granddaughter, Kira Clott, three sisters, Aunt Lottie, and Big Wayne.
Memorials in his name may be directed to the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to www.beldenlarkin.com