Donny Gene Shipley, 71, formerly of Monroeville, passed away at his home in Ladson, South Carolina on May 25th, 2021. Donny was the eldest son of Eugene and Barbara Dagnan Shipley who both preceded him in death.
He will be greatly missed by his surviving children; April (Bob) Eilerman, Houston, Ohio, Ricky Gene Shipley, Norwalk, Jami (Hank) Mead, Norwalk. Brothers Ron (Brenda) Shipley of Monroeville, Tim (Sandy) Shipley, Iowa, and sister Teresa Myers, Norwalk. He was blessed with fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews, and his special four-legged companion Gracie. He was preceded in death by son, Andy Ray Shipley and brother Larry Shipley.
An Army Veteran, Donny served from early 1970 to late 1971. He was a good father, beloved brother, faithful son and a friend to everyone he met. He was born with a sense of humor that made any bad day better and a story for every situation you could name. His artistic talents carried him through his younger years and continued into his latter years using all types of mediums to bring his subject matter to life and a smile to anyone who caught a glimpse of his unique talents. He had many other hobbies such as playing the harmonica, of which he had several and would entertain anyone who cared to stop and listen. Yes, he loved his music, however the fondest of his hobbies was photography. One could not be camera shy with him around, one click, and you were forever part of his memories…and he yours.
Gone but not forgotten, forever in our heart and though you are there in Heaven, we will never be apart. See you soon Donny/Brother/Daddy/Pappy/Papa/Grandpa.
Celebration of life will be held at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville OH on June 5th, 2021, visitation with family from 1-3pm with service to follow at 3pm
In lieu of flowers/gifts the family is receiving memorial donations to assist with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.
Donny Shipley Family