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Rodney D. Shipp

October 11, 1953 - March 18, 2008

Burial Date March 21, 2008

There will be a closed casket gathering 11:00 a.m., to noon on Friday, March 21, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Rodney Dale Shipp, age 54, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday at his home. He was born in Sweet Home to Hubert and Virla (Fagan) Shipp.

Rodney lived in Sweet Home for most of his life and moved to Madras in 1997, where he joined the Catholic Church. In 1999 he moved to Alaska, returning to Sweet Home in 2007.

Rodney was known for catching fish where others couldn’t. He loved fishing, hunting, Harley Davidson motorcycles and billiards. He served in the Army when he was younger.

He is survived by his children, Nikki Mundt and Amy Sapp of Sweet Home, and Natalie Shipp, Adam Shipp, and Gabriel Shipp of Ketchikan, Alaska; parents, Hubert and Virla Shipp of Sweet Home; brothers, Dan Shipp, Sam Shipp, and Ken Shipp of Sweet Home; sister, Sandra Wright of Sweet Home; and five grandchildren.

Rodney was preceded in death by brother, Joe Shipp, who passed away June 8, 2002.

There will be a closed casket gathering 11:00 a.m., to noon on Friday, March 21, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel handled arrangements