He was a member of Four Point Baptist Church. He was self-employed with Bishop’s Auto Repair and Benton Pontiac Buick and Jones Auto Repair. He served in the National Guard for many years.
He was the son of the late Roy Elmer Bishop and Blanche Marie Harvey Bishop. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers: Joe Don Bishop and Jimmy Ray Bishop; two brothers-in-law: Johnny Johnson and Johnny Cooke; and one sister-in-law, Patsy Ann Cronan.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley Ann Rayburn Bishop of Cleveland; four children: Allen Wayne Bishop and wife, Donna, of Madison, Ga., Roger Lynn Bishop and wife, Betty, Jeff Lee Bishop and wife, Wendi, and Jennifer Lynn Yoder and husband, Danny, all of Cleveland; eight grandchildren: Ryan Bishop, Trey Bishop, Alayna Bishop, Emily Bishop, Bayley Bishop, Callie Bishop, Kayla Yoder and Emma Yoder; one sister, Louise Cooke of Cleveland; two sisters-in-law: Ruth Ann Johnson of Cleveland and Ann Rayburn and husband, Kenneth, of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Roy Tatum and Ray Cheatem officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Ryan Bishop, Trey Bishop, Wayne Johnson, Mike Lynn, Jeff Lawson and Jimmy Tatum serving as pallbearers. Sam Rayburn and Kenneth Rayburn will serve as honorary pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Bishop family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.