Charles E. Shipes

January 4, 1944 - June 30, 2012
Charles E. Shipes

Charles E. Shipes 68, of Wilmington, NC passed away Saturday June 30, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Durham, NC.

Charles was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his friend of 43 years Taylor Tatum, Jr. of Wilmington, NC brothers George Shipes of Daytona Beach, FL, Randy Shipes of Lake City, FL, sister Janie Miller of Jacksonville, FL, also a number of nieces and nephews. Also surviving are The Taylor Tatum, Sr. family Jayne, of Myrtle Beach SC, Lucille, Lloyd, Robert and Charlie of Elizabethtown , NC was his adopted family.

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  • July 04, 2012
    Taylor Tatum Jr. says:
    July 4. 2012 My dearest friend, Charles E. Shipes, for the past 43 years. He's definitely in a better place, no pain, no suffering, no sorrow. He's gone but will never be forgotten. He will forever have that special place in my heart that no one else will ever be able to come near. I'll miss you for as long as I live With love, Taylor Tatum Jr

  • July 11, 2012
    Robin says:
    TJ, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all the time. Robin, Jayne's daughter

  • July 02, 2012
    GEORGE AND LINDA SHIPES says:
    GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN BROTHER GEORGE SISTER-IN-LAW LINDA