Walter (Dee) Shipman, 84

Walter (Dee) Shipman, 84, of Brady, died Thursday, Feb. 14 in Brownwood. A graveside service was held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. in Rest Haven Cemetery, Richard Evans officiating. Born Nov. 5, 1917, in Junction, he was the son of Pearl and Lutishie (Matson) Shipman. He married Junie Kelly on Jan. 22, 1946 in Goldthwaite. He was employed as a government trapper for 33 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was the author of two books. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Junie Shipman of Brady; one brother, Stone Shipman of Goldthwaite; two daughters, Barbara Stephenson of Afton and Teresa Poe of Abilene; a son, Danny Shipman of Dumas; five grandsons, Dee Smith of Midland, Monroe D. Stephenson of Lorenzo, Jared Poe of Abilene, Sam Shipman of Denver, Colo., and Daniel Shipman of Dallas; four granddaughters, Candice Gibson of Abilene, Kimberly White of Denton, Monica Shaw of Kansas City, Kan., and Marcie Shipman of Dumas; two great-grandsons, Monroe Ame Stephenson of Lorenzo and Randy Shaw of Kansas City, Kansas; a great-granddaughter, Hanna Gibson of Abilene; and two nieces, Nita Frazier of Mullin and Shirley Shipman Runnels of Fredericksburg. His parents and brother, Stanley (Salty) Shipman, preceded him in death.

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