Travis Wayne Shipley, Sr., 75, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home.
Travis was born on March 31, 1944 in Vincennes, IN, to Charles Denver and Joy Mae (Helton) Shipley.
On October 5, 1990 at Springville Church in La Porte, he married Sherry Gemberling who survives. Also surviving are his beloved son, Travis W. (Diana) Shipley II of Simpsonville, SC.; 2 stepsons, Delbert (Kim) Carson and Timothy Carson, all of Westville; 1 stepdaughter, Tanya Carson of Rockford, IL; 2 grandchildren, Celeste (Jack) Wells of Simpsonville, S.C. and Kale (Tiffany Ann) Shipley of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Dennis (Lynda) Shipley of Lafayette, IN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents.
Travis was a life insurance sales representative and retired after 40 years. His favorite past time included riding motorcycles. Travis was active with the prison ministry and the Christian Motorcycle Association until his illness.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 - 8 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 and from 9 am until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Springville Community Church, 5244 N. SR #39, La Porte, IN 46350 or Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation, 2515 N. Bendix Drive #100, South Bend, IN 46628.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.