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Walter “Waldo” Eugene Shipley of Arlington, TX passed away at the age of 62, on June 5, 2012.  Walter was born on Feb. 24, 1950 in Irving, TX to Hubert Alvie Shipley, Jr. and Lois Akers Shipley. Waldo is survived by his mother (Lois), sister (Sharon Hand) and brother (Lloyd), son (Bert), daughter (Union Clements) and granddaughter (Kennedy).  Waldo was heavily involved in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).  Throughout his career he attended the North Texas Electrical Apprenticeship and served as a Journeyman Electrician.  He has served as President of the IBEW and has poured his heart into improving quality of life for all members.  Waldo is a son, awesome dad, brother, and friend.  Waldo was a dedicated, loyal and passionate individual. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.  Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the memorable life of Walter Shipley.  Let’s all create a positive energy for him as he moves on to the afterlife.

As a father and a role model he has taught me to always do what is right and stand up for what I believe in.  Someone once told me, “When your father speaks, people stop to listen.”  He was a great leader and always remembered where he came from.   In a monologue written about the membership and the brotherhood he wrote, “. . . Write on my headstone for all to see and for all of eternity – R.I.P. Waldo – Here lies a true ‘Brother’.”       -----Bert Shipley

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06/09/12 12:22 PM #1    

Jim Power

Sure sorry to hear about Walter.

06/09/12 03:36 PM #2    

Mike Thomas

walter was a good guy and a christian brother.GOD BLESS HIM,AND HIS FAMILY.

06/11/12 09:32 AM #3    

Leslie Morris

Walter and I attended elementary school together and since we lived on the same street, would walk to school together.  I remember playing organized baseball with him on the Union Bower School playground. 

I lost touch with him in middle and high school.  He was a sweet kid, with a quick smile, and a kind spirit that I will remember fondly.  I am sorry to hear of his passing.


Les Morris 

06/11/12 10:17 AM #4    

Clarke Wilcox

My most sincere condolences to the family.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that your circumstance today makes me so urgently aware of how precious life and family are.  If I can help in any way, please call. 214.395.8085.  May God comfort and bless you. 


08/31/12 09:58 PM #5    

Larry Wise

Was saddened to hear of Walter's passing. I admired Walter because what you saw is what you got, great friend in high school, was in my wedding even though he thought I was too young to be getting married. One of my best memories was graduation night Walter and I were going to ride together, we had a choice of riding in my 55 Chevy or riding in his new RoadRunner and needless to say I had a great ride in his RoadRunner to Downtown Dallas to the DMA. I would see Walter from time to time until I left Irving and he was still the same guy with the same values that defined him as a person that I was blessed to have as a friend. Beep Beep Walter...   Larry W.

05/21/14 08:47 AM #6    

Debbie Bryant (Rodriguez)

Very sorry that Walter has passed. We were elementary school buddies and I remember playing chase and other games with him on the playground at Union Bower Elementary. We played along with Leslie Morris, Ginger Stillwell, Jill Wilson, Judy Clark, Clarke Wilcox, Mike Dobson, Gary Mays and many others. I know that my Brother, Russell Bryant, was also friends with Walter and we both remember our friend fondly.  Best wishes to all of Walter's family and friends.

05/22/14 09:50 AM #7    

Gary Box

A bit of a sad realization as I read of Walters death but in the same time, I can't help but smile as I recall our times of long ago. We sat together in Art1..I remember Mrs Odom trying to teach us how to draw a cluster of grapes. Walter was a gentle man.. I remember him fondly. God's blessings....

05/23/14 06:37 PM #8    

Steve Michell

Walter was a good friend, He is going to be missed.

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