Charles Ernest Shipe “Opa”

Charles Ernest Shipe “Opa”, 74, Of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 217 at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Rockland Cemetery.

Mr. Shipe was born on September 25, 1942 in Warren County, Virginia to the late James Randolph Shipe, Sr. and Louise Barrett Shipe. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Randolph Shipe, sister, Elizabeth Ann Shipe Kuser and granddaughter, Kelsey Elizabeth Shipe.

He was a graduate of the Warren County High School class of 1960 and retired from Berryville Graphics. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Hildegard Wolf Shipe; two sons, Charles Phillip Shipe and his wife, Lisa and Michael Scott Shipe and his wife, Michelle; two sisters, Mary Frazier and Doris Rudacille; sister-in-law, Linda Wolf and her family; six grandchildren, Mason, Samantha, Charley, Matthew, Merrit and Maelin and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society of Warren County or the Salvation Army.

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