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Perry Clyde Shipler

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July 30, 1943 ~ November 5, 2023

Born in: St. Paul , Minnesota
Resided in: Universal City , Texas

Perry Clyde Shipler passed from this world on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the age of 80.

The Legend began in St. Paul, MN on July 30, 1943, but after the war his parents high tailed it to San Antonio. He may not be a native Texan, but he certainly exemplified Texas with his cowboy spirit. Perry spent his life working in various professions in the San Antonio area. He drove cattle trucks, worked in the office supply business, and finally fulfilled his dream of becoming a business owner by opening his office furniture store in downtown San Antonio. He loved to make deals and tell stories, but more importantly, he loved to spend time with family and friends and create the memories behind his unforgettable stories.

Perry was an avid visitor of Big Bend National Park where he knew the trails and back roads like the back of his hand. He was definitely an outdoorsman. Everyone experienced the outdoors with him through raising some sort of animal, hunting, or walking along railroad tracks looking for date nails. His adventures were legendary as he travelled through the Texas Hill Country and all over the world

Perry is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Shipler, mother, Geneva Shipler and many aunts and uncles on both sides. He is survived by the love of his life, Gloria; his admiring daughter, Sebryna, her husband Jason, and kids Barrett, Colt, and newest addition Odin; his step-sons Sean, Brent, and Robin and step-daughters Lori, Kay and Dawnne.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church 5520 S. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78214.
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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude or the Semper Fi Fund.


Memorial Service: December 9, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church
5520 S. Flores St.
San Antonio , TX United States


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  1. CandleImageTo a father figure- I never had .
    You were such a great inspiration on Never giving up !
    I will miss you dearly!!

  2. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to his family and friends. I will always remember him as a great business partner but more importantly a friend. A funning and straightforward person, he will be missed.

  3. Perry was such a kind, generous man! We all loved him! I loved to hear all of his wonderful stories! He had gone to Washington DC and he specifically took a picture with a cross in front of the US Capital! He brought it to me because he knew my father was a Pastor and this really touched my heart! I still have it by my desk at work! Perry meant a lot to me and many of my co-workers those still working and some have retired! He touched so many people! He loved his daughter so much and spoke of her with so much Love and Respect! He also spoke of his wife with such tender Love! I’m glad he was happy! You are all in my prayers!💞💞🙏🙏

  4. Perry Shipler was a larger than life character. I learned a lot from him. I feel very lucky and blessed that he was in my life.

  5. I just came across this news and saddened to hear of Perry’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Perry in his business 9 years ago and loved his demeanor, smile, stories and huge heart. My condolences and prayers with Perry’s family and I will miss him until we meet again. Rest in peace, my friend.

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