Roy Lee Shipley passed away on January 5, 2022, in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 77. Roy was born to parents Arthur Shipley and Verna Shipley on March 20, 1944 in McAlester, OK. He met his spouse Rose Shipley and they were married in 1969 in Oklahoma and remained devoted to each other for the next 52 years. Roy worked at Ranchwood Elementary for almost 40 years and knew many students and their families in Yukon. He and Rose raised three boys and one girl, whom they loved dearly. Roy enjoyed riding horses, participating in auctions, and going to TOWN. Everyone knew Roy as "Cowboy Roy" both in town and at the school. Roy will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Roy Lee Shipley is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Verna Shipley, sister Era Cantrell, and brother Joe Shipley. He is survived by his wife Rose; children Robert and wife Tori Shipley, Roy and wife Angie Shipley, Michael and wife Stephanie Shipley, and Rachel and husband Russell Vaughn; grandchildren Chase, Erin, Seth, Haden, Michael "MJ" Alexis, Chloe, and Caylee; and 1 great grandchild Axell.
Roy's life will be remembered on January 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Canadian County Cowboy Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 14th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary. Services are under the direction of Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary in Yukon, OK.
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