Charles “Grady” Shipman, 80, of Hendersonville, passed away on June 2, 2022. He was the son of the late Buford and Irene Shipman.
Grady spent his younger years in Miami, FL, graduating from Miami Jackson High in 1961. While there, he met his wife, Norma Marie Shipman, and together they moved back to Hendersonville to settle with their family. Grady retired from Piedmont Warehouse in Fletcher and was a member of Progress Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching wildlife and loved his family.
Grady is survived by his granddaughter, Tiffany Cole (Joe); his sister, Wanda Shipman; his brothers: Edward Shipman (Lil), Jerry Shipman (Phyllis), Kenny Shipman (Gelinda), and Ronnie Shipman (Tammy); and many beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Grady is predeceased by his wife, Norma Marie Shipman; and his brothers, Jimmie and Thomas Shipman.
A memorial service will be held at Progress Baptist Church on Saturday, June 11th at 2:00pm with Rev. Doug Raynes officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-1:45pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Progress Baptist Church, 1935 North Rugby Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
I am so sad to hear about this, but have been wondering since I haven’t seen him walking around the neighborhood. Our family met him years ago and he was always a joy to talk to. Condolences to his family and friends, he will be truly missed.
My heart was broken when I saw this obituary. I worked with Grady for 11 years at Piedmont Warehouse. Even though I have not seen Grady for many years, I have thought about him often. I have nothing but wonderful memories of this great man.
Mr. Grady was a fine man; always friendly and welcoming. Praying for the family and all whose lives he touched.
Love you always
Love ya always papa