Let the memory of William be with us forever
  • 80 years old
  • Born on August 7, 1934 .
  • Passed away on July 3, 2015 .

William John Shipley, 80, a resident of Creedmoor, passed away July 3, 2015 at Crabtree Valley Rehab Center in Raleigh, NC.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Franklin Finley Shipley and Rachel Cunningham. He was a four year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a hospital communication technician. Bill was a private man who preferred a simple life with few demands and tried to live by The Golden Rule. His desire was to leave this world, as he arrived, QUIETLY.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Theresa Stepnowski Shipley of the home, beloved son Joel Shipley, a sister, Pat and husband Felix Stepnowski, sisters amd brothers Sue Layton Gracia, Chuck Layton, Bob Layton, Ron Shipley and cousin Bob Hill and the loved Stepnowski family, Catherine, Frances, Helen Stepnowski Garland, Lily, Frank, John and Maryann, Ed, Stanley and Joyce, Michael and Jean, Tony and Cathy and Vincent, all family nieces and nephews, special and precious friends, Victor and Melinda Mandrillo, Elaine Muntzer, Steve and Darlene Sholtis, Jim and Judy Souder and all the many other wonderful people with whom he had the pleasure to have shared time and experiences.

In line with his wishes there will be a private cremation, no service and no remembrance gathering and we hope you will understand. Your continued prayers are always welcome and appreciated.

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