Larry E. Bishop, age 77 of Shawneetown, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN. Larry was born on September 2, 1937 in Harco, IL to the late Vollie Bishop Sr., and Mary Ann (Griffiths) Bishop Bennett. Larry served his country honorably in the United States Navy for 18 Years and 10 Months before retiring as Chief Petty Officer, E7. While in the Navy he was an Air Traffic Controller and was on the USS Forrestal. After coming out of the Navy he then started working for the United States Postal Service and retired after 20 years of employment. Larry was married to Lela (Allen) Bishop who preceded him in death in January of this year. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shawneetown and the American Legion. Larry loved to hunt and fish but really loved to be on the Ohio River near Cave In Rock with his family and friends. He was an avid Cubs fan and loved his 4 dogs. He loved his family and had a special bond of love with his Mother. Larry was a good father, husband, brother, grandfather, son and friend and will be missed by many.
Larry is survived by 3 sons, Aaron Bishop of Florida, Brett Bishop of Carmi, IL and Bryan (Barbie) Dietz of Murfreesboro, TN, 1 daughter, Lari Anne Bishop and Alex Head of Texas and a daughter in law, Rita Bishop of Ohio. 1 Sister, Johnita (Jim) Moore of Equality and a sister in law, Susie Bishop of Olney, IL. 8 Grandchildren, Cori , Aaron , Harper, Giddon, Rachel, Kyle , Brittany and Brooke and 1 great grandchild, Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Chris Bishop, 2 brothers, Paul ""Skipper"" Bishop and Vollie Bishop, Jr, a grandson Ryan and his step father John Bennett.
Visitation for Larry will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and his funeral will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM. Rev. Larry Lewis and Rev. Jack Hall will officiate and interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Equality with Military rites.
In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Shawneetown First Baptist Church Building fund or the Skipper Bishop Memorial Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com