James (Jimmy) Edward Shipwash, age 78, of Ten Mile, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Methodist Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1941 in Harriman and was a life long resident of Roane County and a 1959 graduate of Midway High School in Kingston. Jimmy was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a retired Pipefitter and a member of the Plumbers-Steamfitters Union Local No. 102. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed farming and working in his yard. He treasured time spent with his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Jimmy was very well thought of and always ready to help others. Preceded in death by his parents, Sidney J. Shipwash, Sr. & Ellen Newcomb Shipwash.
Loving wife of almost 57 years Phyllis Humphreys Shipwash of Ten Mile
Daughter April Viar & husband, Rob of Ten Mile
Grandchildren Brittanie & Ben West, Thomas & Mica Viar, and his best pal, Jacob Viar
Great-grandchildren Sawyer West, Brynnlee & Adalynn Viar and Baby Wyatt West who is due in January
Brother Sidney Shipwash, Jr. & wife, Mary of Ten Mile
Sisters Sybil Rose, Susan & Melvin Townsend, Ruth Ann & Larry Tudor, all of Ten Mile
In-laws Curtis & Phoebe Humphreys of Harriman
Jane & James McClure of Kingston
Pat & Buddy Hughes of Ten Mile
Donna & Danny Seiler of Harriman
He will be greatly missed by extended family & friends.
The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday, October 25, 2019 at Shiloh Baptist Church with funeral service following at 7:00 pm, in the church sanctuary. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 am on Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church to go in procession to Williams Cemetery in Ten Mile for an 11:00 am graveside service. Serving as Pallbearers; Thomas Viar, Jacob Viar, Ben West, Randy Rose, Michael Rose, Jeff Shipwash, Brian Shipwash and Shawn Queener. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.
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