SHIPLEY, JR., Lee R., age 76 of Mt. Juliet passed away April 4, 2019. Lee was first and foremost a family man. He loved to laugh and make people laugh. In high school, his nickname was "Sneak" and he was voted "Most Mischievous". Lee retired at age 55 and spent every winter at the beach. He and Carolyn travelled extensively. His favorite places were Cocoa Beach, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC and Roan Mountain.
Lee was preceded in death by parents, Lee Roy Shipley, Sr. and Florence Hylton Shipley; son-in-law, John M. Hall; and Godson, Travis Hunter. He is survived by wife of 53 years, Carolyn Shipley; children, Marquita Sue (Alvin Filson) Hall Shipley and Marquis (Sydney) Shipley; grandchildren, Jakob Hall, Mason Hall, Caroline Hall, Perry Shipley and Macy Shipley; brother, David L. Shipley; cousins, Lewis & Teresa Shipley and Gina & Tim Bowman; dear friends, Bob & Rita Hunter, Sammie & Coy Tilson and Gary & Betty Hodges, Goddaughter, Shannon Hunter McConville; and brother-in-law, Jack Garland.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 7th at 4:00 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, April 7th from 2-4 pm. A reception will follow the service at Circle P Ranch from 5-7 pm.
The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring and compassionate staff at Maristone of Providence and Alive Hospice.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com