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Hubert Shipp

April 2, 1925 – Oct. 9, 2020

Hubert A. Shipp, 95, of Sweet Home died Oct. 9, 2020.

He was born April 2, 1925 in Lamesa, Texas to Thomas A. and Myrtle Bell (Hall) Shipp.

During World War II he worked for the Portland shipyards.

He was a member of the Assembly of God. During his working years he was the set-up man for the planer at Santiam Plywood and Willamette Industries until he was injured in the late 1970s.

Mr. Shipp loved playing country music on his guitar while singing along. He and his wife Virla rode motorcycles with the Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship for several years.

He is survived by children Sandra and son-in-law Robert Dunn, Samuel Shipp and his fiancee Samantha Haas, and Kenneth and daughter-in-law Denise Shipp; 11 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shipp was preceded in death by his wife, Virla (2017); sons Daniel, Rodney and Joseph Shipp; brothers Talmadge and Doyle Shipp; sister T. Mozelle Shipp; and his parents.

Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Hope Church, 890 Mt. View Road. A graveside committal will follow at Gilliland Cemetery.

Social distancing and masks are required. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.