John "Butch" Shipley, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was a former roofer and was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Sue Shipley Sr.; and sister, Ruth Smith. Survivors include his companion of nine years, Alvenia Bouton; children, Ashley and Joshua Bouton; grandchildren, Kaiden and Lilly Santora; three brothers, Ernest Jr., Christopher and Danny Shipley; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held today, June 9, at 1 p.m. in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. The family will receive friends today from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.