Gary D. Shipman, 67, of Palm City, Fla. passed away suddenly at home Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
He was born in Asheville, N.C. and retired to Florida in 2004, moving there from Rehoboth Beach where he lived for 15 years.
Gary was the owner and hair stylist of hair salons for 40 years in Washington, D.C. and Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Fannie Belle Smith.
He is survived by his partner of 37 years, Kenneth Howarth, of Palm City, Fla. and his sister, Nadine Trammell, of Asheville.
Private entombment was in Asheville.
Memorial contributions in Gary's name can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Gary was well loved and will be deeply missed.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart, Fla