STEPHENVILLE — James Carlos Shipman, 82, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009.  Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the First Baptist Church with son-in-law, Dr. John L. Yeats and grandson, Dr. John-Mark Yeats officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Winters. Visitation will be 7-8:30 pm, Friday, October 23, 2009 at Lacy Funeral Home.

Jim was born on June 16, 1927 in Bonham. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School and two days later joined the Navy. While attending Hardin Simmons University, he met and married the love of his life, Jackie Briley. After he received his BA, he attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Cedar Gap, Coleman, Robert Lee, Bangs, Texas City, Winters, and Edna Hill. He was member of the Baptist General Convention of Texas executive board. After retiring from full time ministry, he was a brace technician at the Brace Center, Hurst. In 1999, he moved to Stephenville and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Carlos Shipman, Jr. and three brothers Dwain, Kenneth, and Gene Shipman.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Yvonne Briley Shipman; daughters, Sharon Yeats and husband, John of Alexandria, LA and Susan Pelletier and husband Jim of Hurst; son, Joe Shipman and wife Tammie of Huckabay; his sister, Helen Hines, and brothers, Bob, Joe and Danny Shipman; ten  grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

He was a faithful warrior of the cross and he will be greatly missed by his family and a host of friends who’ve been impacted by his life.

Published October 23, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune