Leon Shipley

Hamilton County

Leamon Leon Shipley, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away to his heavenly home Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.Leon was an employee of the city of Soddy-Daisy for 32 years prior to his retirement in 2007. Leon enjoyed hunting, being with his family, and going to the flea market. He was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Pearl Shipley; siblings, Harold "Baldy" Shipley, Sam Shipley, William "Bill" Shipley, Henry "Red" Shipley and Charlie Shipley.He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Iva Shipley; children, Leona (Louis) White, Doug (Teri) Shipley; sisters, Patsy (Jerry) Bowman, Peggy Swearengin, Wanda (Frankie) Culver; brother, David (Dot) Shipley; grandchildren, Candace White, Adam White, Brittany (Zach) Hardy and Steven Shipley; great-grandchild, Kate White.Services will be held noon Saturday, July 13, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dana Gravett officiating.The family would like to thank Dr. Frank Miller, Dr. B. Daniel Harnsberger, Dr. Charles Joels, the staff at Chattanooga Kidney Center North and Hospice of Chattanooga for all their love, support and care.Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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