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John Marlin Shipman Jr.

Jonesboro, AR, 1946 - 2022

John Marlin Shipman Jr., 76, of Jonesboro died on December 22, 2022, at Arkansas Continued Care. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on August 29, 1946, to John Marlin Shipman Sr. and Mary Wellman Shipman.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Donna Reichen Shipman, of the home; daughter, Sarah Jordan and husband Matt of Fairfax, Va.; brother, James Shipman of Vacaville, Calif.; sister, Carolyn Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; grandchildren, Katherine Jordan and Nicholas Jordan.
A visitation service will from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Emerson Funeral Home, under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home. All other services are private.
For lasting memorials, please consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tenn., 38105, U.S.A. (; or Trout Unlimited, PO Box 98166, Washington, D.C. 20090; or Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, P.O. Box 2097, Jonesboro, Ark., 72402. To sign an online guestbook, go to

Published December 27, 2022

Emerson Funeral Homes
1629 E Meddleton Ave, Jonesboro, AR
Phone: 870-935-4345