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Ronald Aven Shipman

October 11, 1942 — December 18, 2023



Ronald Shipman passed away December 18th, 2023, at the age of 81. He was born in San Angelo, Texas to Aven Lewis Shipman and Nettie Lorena (Caughman) Shipman on October 11th, 1942. Ronald, known to us as “Uncle Ronnie”, had a great sense of humor and could not wait to tell a joke to anyone he encountered.

Ronnie served in the United States Army Infantry during the Vietnam War as a medical specialist from 1964 to 1966. Television and movies were his life, and his hobbies included CB radios, base stations, and Sudoku puzzles. He was an avid animal lover. One of the highlights of his life was participating on the 2019 Texas South Plains Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.  

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Laverne Shipman.  He is survived by his nephew and caretaker Jimmy Bacon II of Lubbock; two brothers, Doug Shipman, and Larry Shipman; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews as well as great-great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Texas South Plains Honor Flight at PO Box 94787, Lubbock, TX 79493 or online at

Interment shall be at the Lubbock West Texas State Veterans Cemetery upon its completion in 2025.

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