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SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr.
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SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr., Unite States Army, 33, of Cumming, died Nov. 24, 2015.

A true American hero, gone but never forgotten, Ron was dedicated to serving our country as an Airborne Army Ranger for the past 16 years as a third tour combat veteran.

He deployed to combat zones for 34 months and spent almost five years as a ranger instructor.

He offered advice and was a mentor to many people. He was a role model.

He traveled and had seen the world, making many memories along the way.

He lived life to the fullest; he was a jack of all trades and never met a task that he couldn't take on and excel in.

He was a highly accomplished leader, earning many awards and achievements throughout his career.

Ron never met a stranger.

He loved fishing, wakeboarding and rock climbing.

His grandma, Dorothy Grogg, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica; children, Tyler, 3, and Emma, 1; mother, Deborah Steward; sister, Jennifer Grogg; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Dec. 3 in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Chaplain Wallace Jackson officiating. Interment, with military honors, was held Dec. 4 at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.