Jun. 10, 2011 Wichita Falls Wichita County Texas, USA
Obit-On line Obituaries Lunn Funeral Home Olney, Texas June 10, 2011
Name: Jack Bishop, 89 Died: Friday, June 10, 2011, in Wichita Falls, Texas Services: Albert "Jack" Bishop age 89, a beloved father, grandfather, and friend went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2011. Funeral services will be on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home with Leo Short officiating assisted by Jerry Bishop and Lonnie Tate. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
"Jack" was born Albert Daniel Bishop on February 26, 1922 to the late Gilbert Ray and Flora Lee (Morgan) Bishop in Padgett, Texas. He and Imogene Helton were married on August 26, 1940 in Walters, Oklahoma. They were lifetime residents of Young county where Jack served as a County Commissioner for twenty-four years. He was an avid sports fan and was an active member of the Olney Lions club for forty-seven years, a Charter member of the Olney Booster Club for over fifty years, and was a coach for the Olney Little League. He became a member of the Olney Volunteer Fire Department serving for twenty- five years, and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He co-founded the One Arm Dove Hunt with his friend, Jack Northrup in 1972. Jack was awarded "Citizen of the Year" by the Olney Chamber of Commerce in 2000. He was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene in 2004; his parents; a brother Harvey Bishop; and sisters Jane Tate, Frances Tate, and Fay Wages. He was known to his loving family as "Boppa Jack" and survivors include his son Jackie Bishop and wife Kay of Olney, Texas; his daughter Gaye McWhorter and husband Joe of Archer City, Texas; a brother Kenneth Bishop of Olney, Texas; two sisters Dorothy Short of Arlington, Texas and Jeannie Parker of Graham, Texas; six grandchildren Shanan Coates and husband Bud, of Archer City, Texas, Brooke Reneau and husband Beau of Archer City, Texas, Brandi Taylor of Archer City, Texas, Jeff Bishop and wife Kristy of Wichita Falls, Texas, Brenn Hobbs and husband Chris of Little Elm, Texas, Bevin Parker and husband Jeremy of Wichita Falls, Texas; seven great grandchildren Cody Coates, Caitlin Taylor, Maggie Coates, Brody Reneau, Jackson Bishop, Bella Hobbs, and Sophie Parker; special friend Glenda Whiteley of Olney, Texas. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Jeff Bishop, Chris Hobbs, Jeremy Parker, Bud Coates, Beau Reneau, and Cody Coates.
Memorials may be made to: One Arm Dove Hunt, c/o Jack Northrup 1101 W. Gray Street, Olney, Texas 76374; Freddie Moody Scholarship Fund, c/o Farmers National Bank P.O. Box 10 Newcastle, Texas 76372; Leon Helton Scholarship Fund, c/o Olney Interbank P.O. Box 457 Olney Texas 76374.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 6-7 pm at the funeral home.