He was born Oct. 8, 1947. He was a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Spence and Edith Pankey Bishop.
He is survived by his sisters: Joyce Payne and husband, Earl, of Benton, Gearldine Bishop and Mary Ann Bishop, both of Benton; brothers: Boyd Bishop and wife, Elizabeth, and Frank Bishop and wife, Georgia Fay, all of Cleveland, and Bobby Bishop and wife, Nyokia, Kenneth Bishop and wife, Dee Dee, Ralph Bishop and Terry Bishop and wife, Jennifer, all of Benton; seven nephews and five nieces; and a special nephew, Spence Bishop.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard McKeehan officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens with nephews serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Bishop guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.