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Donald Shipley

Donald Lee Shipley

Sunday, February 15th, 1959 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Donald Lee Shipley, 61, of Leicester, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020. He is the son of Bettie Buckner Kirby and the late Zane Plemmons. In addition to his father, Donald is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Case. He loved playing his guitar and carving birds of prey.

In addition to his mother, Donald is survived by his wife, Marilyn Board Shipley; daughter, Sam Shipley; sisters, Caroline Shipley, Megan Burchfield, and Lizanne Sanchez; brother, David Plemmons; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at 11am Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Mars Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Mars Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Drive
    MARS HILL, NC
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    Private Graveside
  • Interment

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, April 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Mars Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    73 Cemetery Drive
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
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VALERIE WRIGHT

Posted at 10:03pm
TO MY FRIEND AND FAMILY MARILYN AND LITTLE SAMMY . I LOVED LEE AND I WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. I'M HERE FOR YOU BOTH . I WILL MISS EATING GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH MY FRIEND. (VALERIE)
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Sandy Reeves

Posted at 07:00pm
Marilyn and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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David Plemmons

Posted at 05:45pm
Back in 2015 my family and I met Lee, my brother, Marilyn and Sammy for the first time in persons. We went hiking in the mountains and my brother knew I was nervous about the bears. So, while Lee and I, alone, made a wrong turn on the trail and the rest of our family went the other way we continued on up the trail together. At the top of a ridge Lee called out to me "Hey Look Over There!". Boy I can tell you all I heard was "Hey Look A Bear!". Yep, I took off in less than a nano second using all of my new found Jack Rabbit DNA. There was no looking back. I can still hear my brother laughing in those mountains as I was surely a sight moving away faster than the speed of light. I love you my brother and miss you. much love, your brother David, Cindy Justin & Jocelyn Plemmons
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Burchfield/Plemmons/Sanchez families

Posted at 05:36pm
Our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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Posted at 04:15pm
My Brother, no matter where we are Your spirit will be beside all of us. My Sincerest Condolences. Love David, Cindy, Justin & Jocelyn Plemmons.
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