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James Horace Shipp

Sunday, July 10, 2011
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318

Monday, July 11, 2011
10:00 AM
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318

James Horace Shipp, age 79, passed away July 6, 2011. He is survived by daughter Shirley Sorsby and husband Eddie; daughter Patsy Jones and husband Brad; grandchildren: Michael Sorsby and wife Jessica, Kirk Sorsby and wife Pamela, JoAnn Jones, Samantha Jones, Robert Nathan Shipp and wife Stephanie, James Raymond (JR) Shipp, and Jackie Shipp; great-grandchildren: Devin Sorsby, Sabrina Sorsby, Ashtyn Sorsby, Amy Sorsby, Jordan Sorsby, and Summer Shipp; sisters Myra Jean Johnson and Oneta Ray; and companion Betty Massengale and her sons Charles and Harold. James was preceded in death by son James Robert Shipp; wife Virgie Shipp; parents Robert Nathan and Josephine Shipp; and brothers William Shipp, Kenneth Shipp, and Morris Ray Shipp.
Visitation with the family is scheduled for Sunday, July 10 from 6-8 PM at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis. Funeral Services officiated by Brother Don Shannon will be held Monday, July 11 at 10 AM in the Chapel at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis, with burial following services at Bath Cemetery in Walker County. You may leave a written condolence to the family on our website at

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