Don Bishop, 87, died on February 17, 2017 and was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Edith “Edie” Bishop, his parents Reed and Helen Bishop and Vi Ridenour and his brother, Rodney Bishop. He is survived by his sons and their families, Brent, Debbie, Michael and Sarah Bishop and Mark, Tracy and Sebastian Bishop, his Sister-in-law, Nita Bishop and his other brother and family, Bob, Donni, Dale, Dane and Karli Ridenour.
Born on Beech Run Hill, WV, Don grew up in Preston County and moved to Virginia after marrying Edie. He graduated from WVU with a degree in Forestry and served the US Army as part of the post-war reconstruction efforts in Germany. He also served as Forester in Sandston and Goochland, VA. He retired from Jake Alexander Wood Yard. Don was a longstanding member of Gum Spring United Methodist Church where he served the Lord in multiple capacities over the years and loved and was loved by the congregation. He was passionate about woodworking, reading and his family.
Visitation will be from 6 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Gum Spring United Methodist Church. The celebration of his life will be at the church on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
If you wish to honor our Dad’s life you may send flowers or make a donation to a charity of your choice to help someone in need.
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I'm so sorry for the loss of Donald. You all are definitely in my thoughts. John 5:28,29 says that the memorial tombs will be opened, so we are promised a resurrection. Our loving Creator is ready to make this happen for us.
Submitted by Ashley P on Apr 13 2017 02:54:44 PM
Bishop family, we would like to express our sincere condolences in the passing of Don. Melford knew Don from his days also working Jake. Don was a wonderful man. Our prayers are with you.
Submitted by Melford & June Perkins on Feb 20 2017 08:15:08 AM
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