Date of Birth: Aug. 11, 1921.
Location: Bidwell, Pa.
Spouse: The late Florence Wire, who died Jan. 13, 2007.
Children: Tracy W. Shipley Jr. of Greenford; and Ronald E. Shipley and Naomi K. Sparks, both of Struthers.
Parents: James and Nellie Pearl Shipley.
Siblings: Jeanetta Eisenbraun, and Richard, Sturgis, Robert, Earnest and Delmar Shipley, all deceased.
Education: Youngstown State University.
Work: Retired from Youngstown Sheet & Tube.
Church: Hopewell Baptist Church of Struthers.
Memberships: Former volunteer at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.
Celebration: Special honorary service at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the church, 2 Ohio Ave. at the corner of Morrison. Food and fellowship will follow.