Jerry Shipman

Thursday, December 13, 2001

DEXTER, Mo. -- Jerry L. Shipman, 81, of Dexter died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 3, 1920, at Dexter, son of John and Pearl Smith Shipman. He and Helen Stoker were married Sept. 29, 1940, at Malden, Mo.

Shipman was a retired truck driver. He was a member of First General Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerry Shipman of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Janet Putnam of Dexter, Geraldine Comte of St. Louis; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends may call at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating. Burial will be in Hagy Cemetery.