October 14, 2020
Nov. 5, 1945 – Sept. 29, 2020
Phillip Forrest Shupp, 74, of Cascadia, died peacefully on Sept. 29, 2020.
He was born Nov. 5, 1945 in Kingman, Ariz. to Phillip and Dorothy (Casad) Shupp.
He spent his childhood in Los Angeles and Venice, Calif. As an adult, he moved to Florence, where he met his sweetheart of 39 years. They built a life together in Salem, and then moved into their dream home in Cascadia in the early 1990s.
Mr. Shupp had many hobbies from childhood through adulthood, which included raising prized pigeons, family vacations on Catalina Island, customizing model cars, cooking, horticulture, motorcycles and traveling.
He was a talented auto body and paint technician for most of his life, spent some time on the road as a long-haul truck driver, and retired to his A-frame in the mountains.
He was a gentle soul, kind, and patient who will be missed by those blessed with knowing him.
Mr. Shupp is survived by his “Sweetheart,” Donna Shupp of Cascadia; daughters Andrea McGhee of Olympia, Wash., and Serena Buckley of Lake Dallas, Texas; sons Tom Cox of Cascadia, and Darin Lyons of Lake Forest, Calif.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Susan Weathers of Florence, and Denise Young of Newbury Park, Calif.; as well as nieces and nephews.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.