Leroy Shipman, 63, of Barling passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. He was born June 25, 1950 in Clayton, Okla.
He was a self-employed brick mason, an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Dona Shipman; and a brother, Elmer Shipman.
The family entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service of Muskogee, Okla. with arrangements. A private viewing was held for family and a memorial service is pending.
He is survived by wife Beverly of the home; daughter Michele Williamson and husband John of Muldrow, Okla.; son, Sean Shipman and wife Mandy of Magazine; sister Margaret Breashears of Clayton, Okla.; brother, Leon Shipman and wife Susan of Fort Smith; six grandchildren Ashley Morgan and husband Jonathon of Chester; Rebecca Uselton and boyfriend Austen Pursell, and Alex Uselton of Fort Smith, Hanna Williamson, Dakota and Lillie Shipman; two great-grandchildren Dylan and Damon Morgan; four sister-in-laws Cheryl Heatherington and husband Chris, Janie Smith and husband Frank, Nancy Dobson and husband Doug, and Cindy Jones; brother-in-law Eddie Cusick; close family friend Phillip Spears.