Harrell Funeral Home of Austin
4435 Frontier Trail
Austin, TX 78745
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James Randell Shipwash was born on March 14, 1937, to David A. Shipwash and Eunice L. Langston. From a young age, he had a love of the outdoors. He would spend hours in the woods of the small Austin, Texas exploring, hunting, and fishing. As a tee... Read More
James Randell Shipwash was born on March 14, 1937, to David A. Shipwash and Eunice L. Langston. From a young age, he had a love of the outdoors. He would spend hours in the woods of the small Austin, Texas exploring, hunting, and fishing. As a teenager, he worked in the family grocery store, Shipwash Park Around Grocery, at 2900 Rio Grande. He also trained and worked at Paschal Taxidermy, and Dale Baker BBQ. He applied the skills he learned here throughout his life, mounting many of his trophies, and barbecuing amazing treats for friends and family. Jim was best known for his love of the outdoors, and his ability to barbecue and feed his friends. He learned to build smoke pits, and all his friends benefited from his hospitality. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas he would smoke every turkey brought to him sharing, his knowledge, and love of food. Jim began working with the Travis County District Clerk's Office in administration. Later, using his natural artistic skill, he moved to the Texas Land Commission office as a draftsman, and then to the State of Texas Water Development Board also as a draftsman where he mapped out the water tables for the state in great detail. While working at the Water Development Board he would sit outside on his breaks to relax. While he was on his breaks, he saw a young woman that would walk by each day, One day he asked this young lady to attend church with him. Mary C. Eichinger agreed and the rest was history. They married on April 12, 1958. They had two daughters Kris and Kelly and shared a full life of sixty-four years of marriage. After he and Mary settled down, he had the opportunity to start his own business, Austin Apartment Washer Service. He started off on his own, and with hard work he grew the company to more than 250 client accounts and a staff of five, supporting his family. Throughout the remainder of his life, Jim continued his love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He traveled to Africa, Alaska, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Panama to hunt and fish completing the Grand Slam and harvesting high-scoring Boone & Crockett bucks. Locally and when traveling, he never met a stranger. He shared his love of food and hunting with many lifelong friends. His greatest love was feeding everyone he met and sharing his stories of hunting and travel. Jim was also a long-standing member of the Austin Woods and Waters club. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Billy D. Shipwash, and his grandchildren Caitlin C. Roberts and Michal A. Kozlovsky. Jim is survived by his wife Mary Eichinger Shipwash of Austin, Texas. His daughters Kris Hitson and her husband Bob Hitson of Austin, Kelly Kozlovsky and her husband Ben Koszlovsky, Jr. of Galveston, Texas, His grandchildren Travis Kozlovsky and wife Kelly of Spicewood, Texas, David Gibson and wife Coral of Spring branch, Texas, Courtney Hitson of Austin, Texas, and Justin Gibson of Conroe, Texas. Jim was loved by so many friends and his family and will be greatly missed. He is one of Austin's oldest original treasures and he will be missed and loved by all. Because of Jim's love of wildlife, the family is asking for donations to Austin Parks and Wildlife to support the conservation of the beauty he loved around us.
Services will be held at Park Hills Baptist Church, on 19 Nov 2022. Visitation will begin at 10 am The service will take place at 11 am, followed by a reception in the church's fellowship hall. Graveside services for immediate family will follow the reception.
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