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1302 Seventh Street
Wilson, OK 73463
Phone: (580) 668-2426
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Rodney Shipman

Rodney Jack Shipman

Saturday, November 21st, 1953 - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Healdton - Memorial Services for Mr. Rodney "Rod" Jack Shipman, 65 of Healdton is scheduled for 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Healdton with Travis Kelley officiating.

Rod was born November 21, 1953 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada to the late Mr. Edmond Joel Shipman and Mrs. Ruth Marian (Ravnsburg) Shipman. He departed from this life on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home in Healdton.

Rod was raised in Canada until the age of 9 moving to Wyoming. He attended school some in Wyoming before moving to Oklahoma where he graduated from Healdton High School in 1972. Rod married Barbara Burns in January of 1973 and from this union, they were blessed with a son, E.J. Shipman, II. Soon after, Rod enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1973 and served for 4 years when he was honorably discharged. Rod was an electrician working for Sooner Electric. He had worked for them for 36 years. Rod married the former Ollie Jones on June 16, 1987 in Belton, TX making their home in Healdton. He enjoyed fishing, riding ATV's, growing exotic vegetables and he always told a good joke. Rod also enjoyed all genres of music and going to the farm in Mulhall, OK spending time with the Dudek family. But most of all, Rod had the biggest heart. he was always willing to help anyone or anything.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Wes Shipman; brothers in law, Bill Jones, Robert Lesley, and Charles Wayne Chatham.

Rod is survived by his loving wife, Ollie of the home; sons, E.J. Shipman and wife Whitney of Tishomingo and Logan Shipman of Healdton; daughter, Tabitha Coffman and husband Jerrod of Healdton; grandchildren, Tyler, Colton and Jade Coffman and Jesse, Sidney and Shelby Shipman; sisters, Sandra Copeland and husband Herman of Wilson and Tracy Kelley and husband Travis of Healdton; and by a host of other family and friends.

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    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Alexander Gray Funeral Home - Healdton
    65 Golf Course Street
    HEALDTON, OK 73438
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Cherie Smith

Posted at 02:57pm
I have known Rodney most of his life and I wish to offer my condolences to his family and friends. I am so sorry he past. He will be met with lots of friends.

Cherie Smith

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Posted at 08:40am
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you guys. Love Scott,Heather, Gail,Tiffany,April, Angel & Charlotte Dudek
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Sherrie Samis Holt

Posted at 09:56am
I can remember one summer Rodney came down with E.j and Logan Ollie was there .. We lived in Willis right by lake Tacoma.we were all out in the water except Rodney and Ollie. Logan was jumping in and out of the water and if you ever been to lake texoma then you know in some spots you have to walk to get to the deeper water...well we was at one of those spots ...logan had just got out of the water and Rodney grabbed him by one leg and one arm ...we all in water was like he's not going to throw him in is he ...well Rodney did logan went flying and the water was only like a foot where he threw him ....logan got up and took off ....we was all laughing because Rodney didn't even think twice he just threw can always remember his voice he always reminded me of Logan Ollie Aunt so sorry if I could take the pain away I you guys so much...if y'all need anything I'm here

Jolene Jackson-Wilson

Posted at 07:50pm
Our sympathy and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Jolene Jackson-Wilson & Pearlene Jackson

Ben Wesley

Posted at 01:02pm
Our deepest sympathy, from Ben, Donna, Madeline, and Amelia
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