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Shelby P. “Skip” Withrow

October 18, 1949 – November 21, 2017


   Withrow Shelby P. “Skip” Withrow, age 68 of Monroe, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the emergency room at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital after becoming seriously ill at home.

    Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Rev. Roy Southerland, Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at McIntyre Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

    Born on October 18, 1949 in Monroe, Shelby was the son of Orville Preston and Ruby I. (Carter) Withrow.  He married Cheryl D. Pelkey on November 23, 1968 in Monroe.

    Skip served in the U.S. Marine Corp in the 1960′s and was employed for several years by Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Monroe, retiring in 2000.  He was a life member of the Marine Corp League and was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He also had a great sense of humor and enjoyed story and joke telling.

    Shelby is survived by his wife Cheryl; three sons, Patrick James (Barbie Hillman) Withrow of Battle Creek, Shelby “Chip” (Sherry) Withrow, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kevin Withrow of Newport; his father, Orville Preston Withrow of Jacksboro, Tennessee; two sisters, Patricia Ann Prim and Ruby Tibbetts, both of Jacksboro, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

    Skip was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby and a sister, Bobbie Jean Carter.

    Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

    Online condolences to the family can be sent through



8 Responses to Shelby P. “Skip” Withrow

  • Patrick Withrow says:

    Love you Dad!! Thank you for making me the man I am today!!

  • Mary hillman says:

    I consider it a privilege to have met Skip and Cheryl. My prayers and condolences be with your whole family.

  • Matthew Pogue says:

    My condolences to the Withrow family. Semper Fi Mr. Withrow.

  • Dean says:

    I owned sweet things bakery in Monroe and it was a treat when skipncame in for coffee. I remember a good guy with a giant care for others I think of skip each Christmas as he told a very long but amusing poem about Santa. God bless him. Dean anteau

  • Shelby Withrow says:

    My life will change without you here, but because of you and mom I have the life I have. You will forever be in my heart and prayers

  • Cheryl: So sorry to hear of Skip’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad to say that I knew him.You have an Angel looking over you know.

  • Joanne laduke emery says:

    Dear Cheryl and family of Skip accept my dear condolences regarding Skips death. I remember him from various restaurants where i served him and his coworkers from michigan bell. Skip was always joking around and was a quick wit. I loved seeing him and he was always upbeat. He will be missed. May Skip enjoy being in the presence of God. Love to the family.

  • Ally Curtiss says:

    My grandma and grandpa are my world. He taught me how to shoot a gun, how to hunt and fish. I made me laugh. I have the best memories growing up along side my grandpa. You will forever be missed. I love you <3

    –ally cat

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