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James Bishop
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1921
Death: Sep. 9, 2009

James Bishop, 87, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40, with the Rev. Jeff Zirkle, pastor of Kingswood United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

James was born Dec. 10, 1921, the son of James and Mary Bishop, in Amarillo, where he was raised. He married Jo Shoemaker in 1946, and she passed away in 1983. He married Pat Thompson on June 1, 1983. He was a Marine, serving from 1940 to 1945 in Tarawa, Midway and New Zealand. James retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1977. He also was an active member of Kingswood United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Bishop of Amarillo; his children, Mike and Sheryl Read, Randy Read, Monte and Kim Read and Lou Read, all of Amarillo, and Lisa and David Hunt of Cypress; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 11, 2009

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  Josephine Bishop (1919 - 1983)*
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Memorial Park Cemetery
Potter County
Texas, USA
Plot: Court of Flowers Blk F Lot 18 Space 1
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41823075
James Bishop
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