Chester “Cotton” Shipley, 85, of the Blairs Gap Community, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, following a period of declining health. Cotton was of the Baptist Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Birdsie and Ida Shipley; six brothers, Claude, Clay, Cleve, Birdsie Jr., Cecil, and Robert Shipley; and one grandson, Jason Duncan.
Cotton is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bernice Shipley; daughter, Kathy Duncan and husband R.J.; brother, Clarence Shipley; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Bobby Bernard officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Solomon’s Temple Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Shipley.
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