Charles Dixon Shipley
Charles D. Shipley, age 83, of Cape Coral, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Charlie was the son of Ira and Velma Shipley. He was born in Springfield, Illinois on July 8, 1936. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended the University of Illinois. He is survived by four stepchildren, Annette Hess, Danny Mahair, Bruce Mahair and Shelly Lula; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Also surviving is his brother, Warren Shipley; and sister, Vicki Wallace.
Charlie was a member of the Order of DeMolay, Springfield Jaycees, Springfield and Sangamon County rescue squads. He also was the President of the Rocky Mountain Morgan Horse Club and a member of the Lions and Elks. He is past President of Mini-De-Lights Miniature Club of Fort Myers, Florida. Charlie was a Director of Camden county, Civil Defense and later accepted an appointment from the Governor of the State of Missouri in the Directors Office of Civil Defense.
For the past 38 years, Charlie was a professional Community Manager and has worked with condominiums in the State of Florida since April 1982. He always called a spade a spade and a shovel a shovel; but enjoyed life to it’s fullest. Life is a game and he played it well. His favorite hobbies were miniatures and fishing.
There are no formal services planned.
Memorial Contributions and Donations in memory of Charlie Shipley are suggested to J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge of Sanibel, Florida. https://dingdarlingsociety.org/donation.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.