Sidney J. Shipwash, Jr., age 81, of Ten Mile

Sidney J. Shipwash, Jr., age 81, of Ten Mile, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Roane Medical Center. He was born September 28, 1939 and was a life long resident of Ten Mile. He was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Sidney was a sixty-year member of the Knoxville Steam Fitters-Local Union No. 102. He loved farming, animals and all creatures, great and small. He also enjoyed listening to Blue Grass music. Preceded in death by his first wife & mother of his children, Cora Sue Shipwash; wife of 44 years, Mary Lillian Oliver Shipwash; parents, Sidney J. Shipwash, Sr & Ellen Newcomb Shipwash; brother, James Shipwash.


Children Marcie Nichols & husband, Jeff of Loudon

Jeff Shipwash & wife, Jackie of Oak Ridge

Bryan Shipwash & wife, Kim of Kingston

Candace Byerly & husband, David of Lenoir City

8 Grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren

Sisters Sybil Rose of Ten Mile

Ruth Tudor & husband, Larry of Ten Mile

Sister-in-law Phyllis Shipwash of Ten Mile

Several extended family members and many dear friends

A private family graveside service will be held at Kingston Memorial Gardens and the family will hold a celebration of his life after the pandemic. This will be announced once the information becomes available. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make a memorial to your local animal shelter or the charity of your choice. Online register book can be signed at . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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