203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

David Howard Shipp

David Howard Shipp was born on March 28, 1957 in Waverly, IA and died February 18, 2015 in Des Moines, IA.

David Howard Shipp entered the United States Marine Corps on July 31, 1975, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of before being discharged on July 30, 1987 in Bremerton, WA.

David Howard Shipp is buried at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Plainfield, Iowa and can be located at


David Howard Shipp entered into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 At HCI Bright Kavanagh House. David was born on March 28, 1957 to Marlyn (Howard) and Jim Shipp in Waverly, Iowa.

In his younger years, he loved participating in motor-cross racing and achieved many trophies. David served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines after high school. He worked for many years as a lineman most recently at Mid-American Energy in Des Moines. David enjoyed all things cars – classical, remote control and NASCAR. He was a gun enthusiast. He loved the American Bald Eagle and will be remembered for being a man of faith. He loved his family and will be missed greatly.

David is survived by his loving wife, Bernita; his daughter, Amber Shipp; father, Jim (Marilyn) Shipp; step-children, Mathew (Angel) Lisk and Mendy (Lynton) Jeffrey; grandchildren, Cheyne, Sawyer, Dakota, Destiny, Kailee, Raymond, Austin and Tucker; great-grandchildren, Layla and Neveah; brother, Rocky (Darlene) Shipp; nephews, Mitchell, Elliott and Scott Shipp; and other family and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlyn and his son, Benjamin Shipp.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Faith Independent Assembly of God, 6001 SW 14th Street in Des Moines. He will be laid to rest at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Plainfield, Iowa. Family will greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in memory of David.

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