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Ross Lovelace Shipman

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Ross Lovelace Shipman

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27 Feb 2011 (aged 84)
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Ross Lovelace Shipman died February 27th. He was born on November 20, 1926 in Jackson, Mississippi, the second son of Brigadier General William Smylie Shipman and Jeanette Lovelace Shipman.

He graduated from Marion Institute in Marion, Alabama and immediately volunteered for the U.S. Army Parachute Troops. After receiving his parachute wings at Fort Benning, Georgia, he served in Luzon, Philippine Islands and Japan with the 127th Parachute Engineer Battalion of the 11th Airborne Division. After World War II he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Geology and was a member of Delta Psi Fraternity.

He then became employed by the Humble Oil and Refining Company and assigned to West Texas. He left Humble in 1955 to become a Petroleum Consultant in West Texas and in 1960 he opened an office in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1967 he became the Associate Executive Director of the American Geological Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1971 he returned to Texas as the Associate Vice President for Research for The University of Texas in Austin where he retired in 1986. He then became President and CEO of Live Oak Energy Co. and after a second retirement, he again hung out his shingle as a Petroleum Investment Consultant. Ross served as President of the Texas Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, he was named an honorary member in 1986. He was a Certified Petroleum Geologist #70 by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is registered Professional Geologist #12. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a Chartered Geologist in Great Britain. Ross was appointed to the Texas Coastal and Marine Council in 1979. Ross was State President of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, State Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars, President of the Patrick Henry Chapter of the SAR, Governor of the San Antonio Colony of Mayflower Descendants, Governor of the San Antonio Company of the Jamestown Society, Commander of Hood's Brigade Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, and a member of the Order of the First Families of Mississippi

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Pegrim Shipman, his daughter Smylie Shipman Anderson of Austin, his grandson Ross A. Anderson and wife Lisa and sons Ross and Trey of San Antonio, granddaughters Shelby Anderson of Dallas, and Jacque Anderson Pritchard and her husband Judd and son Jack of Fort Worth.

Memorial Services will be held at St Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Wickham on March 4th at one o'clock. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America or St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 3, 2011
Contributor: Old Waco / T.B. Willis (47102556)
Ross Lovelace Shipman died February 27th. He was born on November 20, 1926 in Jackson, Mississippi, the second son of Brigadier General William Smylie Shipman and Jeanette Lovelace Shipman.

He graduated from Marion Institute in Marion, Alabama and immediately volunteered for the U.S. Army Parachute Troops. After receiving his parachute wings at Fort Benning, Georgia, he served in Luzon, Philippine Islands and Japan with the 127th Parachute Engineer Battalion of the 11th Airborne Division. After World War II he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Geology and was a member of Delta Psi Fraternity.

He then became employed by the Humble Oil and Refining Company and assigned to West Texas. He left Humble in 1955 to become a Petroleum Consultant in West Texas and in 1960 he opened an office in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1967 he became the Associate Executive Director of the American Geological Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1971 he returned to Texas as the Associate Vice President for Research for The University of Texas in Austin where he retired in 1986. He then became President and CEO of Live Oak Energy Co. and after a second retirement, he again hung out his shingle as a Petroleum Investment Consultant. Ross served as President of the Texas Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, he was named an honorary member in 1986. He was a Certified Petroleum Geologist #70 by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is registered Professional Geologist #12. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a Chartered Geologist in Great Britain. Ross was appointed to the Texas Coastal and Marine Council in 1979. Ross was State President of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, State Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars, President of the Patrick Henry Chapter of the SAR, Governor of the San Antonio Colony of Mayflower Descendants, Governor of the San Antonio Company of the Jamestown Society, Commander of Hood's Brigade Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, and a member of the Order of the First Families of Mississippi

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Pegrim Shipman, his daughter Smylie Shipman Anderson of Austin, his grandson Ross A. Anderson and wife Lisa and sons Ross and Trey of San Antonio, granddaughters Shelby Anderson of Dallas, and Jacque Anderson Pritchard and her husband Judd and son Jack of Fort Worth.

Memorial Services will be held at St Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Wickham on March 4th at one o'clock. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America or St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 3, 2011
Contributor: Old Waco / T.B. Willis (47102556)

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