Rodney Shipp

Oct. 11, 1953 – March 18, 2008

Rodney Dale Shipp, 54, of Sweet Home died March 18, 2008 at his home.

He was born Oct. 11, 1953 in Sweet Home to Hubert and Virla (Fagan) Shipp.

Mr. Shipp lived in Sweet Home for most of his life before moving to Madras in 1997, where he joined the Catholic Church. In 1999 he moved to Alaska, returning to Sweet Home in 2007.

He was known for catching fish where others couldn’t. He loved fishing, hunting, Harley Davidson motorcycles and billiards. He served in the Army when he was younger.

He is survived by his children, Nikki Mundt and Amy Sapp of Sweet Home, Natalie Shipp, Adam Shipp and Gabriel Shipp of Ketchikan, Alaska; parents Hubert and Virla Shipp of Sweet Home; brothers, Dan Shipp, Sam Shipp and Ken Shipp of Sweet Home; one sister, Sandra Wright of Sweet Home; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Shipp, who died June 8, 2002.

A closed casket gathering was held March 21 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.