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Mikel "Mushy" Shipp – August 31, 2014

Mikel “Mushy” Shipp, 55, of Claude, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.Shipp Obit Pic
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Claude with Jess Little officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery in Claude.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks Ave.
Mushy was born March 27, 1959, in Kermit to Billie and Helen Shipp.  He graduated from Claude High School.  He married Linda Mullins on Aug. 29, 1977 in Amarillo.  Mushy loved his children, grandchildren, roping, and bull riding at Tri-State Rodeo Association.  He attended Grace Bible Community Fellowship.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Shipp of Claude; a daughter, Erica O’Dell and husband Bart of Amarillo; a son, B.J. Shipp and wife Stacey of Claude; four brothers, Willie Shipp and wife Cindy of Vega, Andy Shipp of Happy, Jeff Shipp and wife Dorisann of Alpine and Edwin Berry Shipp of Midland; two sisters, Mary Arnold and husband Randy of Dawn and Kay Cottrell of Lubbock; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Range Riders Rope a Cure, 4415 S. Georgia St., St. 108, Amarillo, TX 79110.
Viewing will be from noon – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the funeral home in Claude.


  • Tad Lozier Posted September 3, 2014 7:36 am

    Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Tad and Mary Lou Lozier

  • Barb Berryman Posted September 3, 2014 11:51 am

    My heart is sad for his family, but praising his journey home. Go rest now Mike. My prayers are with everyone.

  • David Rettman Posted September 3, 2014 3:04 pm

    Linda and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our best wishes, deepest sympathy, and prayers are with you at this very sad time.. Will always remember the good times I had working with you @ Arrowhead Mills. May your dear husband rest in God’s eternal peace..
    David and Family

  • Lena Higginbotham Posted September 3, 2014 3:28 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mike,he was one of my favorite nephews. I loved him and all of Helen,s children very much. We had a lot of fun together at the river. He went thru a lot of pain but now he is in Gods arms forever.you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love always
    Aunt Lena

  • Debbie Mask Posted September 3, 2014 5:39 pm

    Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time. Praying for all of you.
    Rick & Debbie

  • Shelly Hill Downing Posted September 3, 2014 10:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss…sending prayers for peace & healing. May The Lord give each of you strength during these days and the days ahead.

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