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James "Jimbelly" Lynn Bishop

1939
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Obituary

James L. Bishop, 83, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Deaconess Gibson Hospital in Princeton. He was the second son of Leonard “Beanie” Bishop and Goldie (McCrary) Bishop born June 24, 1939 in Patoka. “Jimbelly”, as he was known to many, enjoyed his life serving others. He went to several other states on mission trips helping after hurricanes or tornadoes. He served his church in many ways and was a church representative at 43 conferences until his health made it impossible. Jim worked 33 and half years at Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor. He served in U.S. Army as military police during the Korean war and last April was proud to be part of the 13th Honor Flight out of Evansville.  

Jim was a member of Patoka United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International of Gibson County, Hadi Shriner, Scottish Rite, Columbia Lodge, and a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, and the NRA.

Jim married Lois Jean “Jeanie” (Pugh) Bishop on July 6, 1962 and she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Francie Bishop; son, Marty Bishop; grandson, Tyler Mays; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack Bishop, Donald Eugene Bishop, and Vaughn Bishop; and sisters, Madeline Moyer, Ellen Roach, and Anna Lee Bishop.

 

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Ricky Simpson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Retired Military Veterans. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka. Visiting hours will be held from 4 until 8:00 PM Friday, January 27, 2023 at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Patoka United Methodist Church located at 203 Spring St., Patoka, IN 47666 and to the Gideons International located at P.O. Box 511, Princeton, IN 47670. Online condolences may be given at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bishop family.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

Oak Hill Cemetery, Patoka

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June 24, 1939-January 19, 2023




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Donations

Patoka United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 206, Patoka IN 47666

Gideon's International
P.O. Box 511, Princeton IN 47670
Web: http://www.gideons.org

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