Lawrence Bishop

Lawrence Bishop

Birth
Death 10 Jun 1927 (aged 21)
Burial Iron, White County, Illinois, USA
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WHITE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, CARMI, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1927
FUNERAL FOR LAWRENCE BISHOP LARGELY ATTENDED
Obituary of Popular Young Man Of This Vicinity Appears Elsewhere In This Issue.
The funeral of Lawrence Bishop held at Lick Creek Church, Saturday was largely attended by Norris City friends. A complete obituary written by an uncle, Frank McGhee, of Carmi will appear in other colums in this paper.
Lawrence was popular with the youn people here and well known in athletic sports, and as a ball player, made many friends over the county.
The parents have the sympathy of our people.
OBITUARY
Lawrence Bishop, 21, died at his home in Norris City Friday After Brief Illness.
With the early hours of the morning Friday, came the sad tidings to the people of Norris City and vicinity, that a strong young man, a Prince in their midst, had fallen a victim to that destroyer, Death, that measures not the days nor years neither respects ages nor conditions.
The ever dreaded monster which death always is, in his seekings for a shining light had marked his prey, and with unfailing arrow thrusts had pierced a chief, and severed the golden cord of life, of one of the communitie's most noble young men.
Shocked, bewildered and almost crushed, by the sudden and untimely passing of this heretofore healthy, robust young man, it is with heartfelt sorrow that we attempt to record the death of Lawrence Bishop.
We feel keenly our inability to do justice to a sketch, of one so noble and deserving; and we realize full well that only the touch of a stronger pen could convey to our readers an idea of the merits of one who deserved so much.
He was born June 26, 1905 and entered into eternal rest June 10, 1927, being at the time of his death 21 years, 11 months and 14 days of age. He was born and reared on the farm where he learned the lesson of sturdy toil and manly perseverance so essential to conquer and succeed in grapling with the questions of manhood.
He early, attended the country schools of his community, later attending high school at Norris City, and graduating with the 1926 class of the Crossville high school.
He leaves surviving him his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bishop, four brothers, Jesse, Claud, Elton and Rola Bishop; five sisters, Mrs. Lewman Austin, Mrs. Leo Pool, Mrs. Henry Newman, Mrs William Mossberger and Ellen Bishop; a large number of other relatives, and all with whom he was acquainted to mourn his sudden departure.
He was deeply devoted to, and sincerely loved his home, parents, brothers, sisters and friends; to his equals he was condescending; to his inferiors, who were many, he was considerate and kind, and to his parents and especially his mother who was the greatest object of his love and affections, he was obedient and exemplary tender.
The almost constant stream of his friends, to and from his home during his brief illness, indicates to some degree the number of them and bears witness to the high esteem in which they held him.
And let us here offer a few words of comfort to his special friend and schoolmate, Foster Moreland, who has been his almost constant pal and associate for the past few years, and who by his devotion, kindness and loyalty to his friend has endeared himself to the entire relationship; such friendship and loyalty can only be possessed by one of a deep and worthwhile principle. The word friend has been a treasure word in every language, throughout the ages, and the sacred relationship which it describes has been recognized throughout all history; Solomon the wise man of the Scriptures, taught that the friendship tie is in some instances stronger than the ties of blood, for he declared on one occasion: "There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Christ the Redeemer of the world regarded it as the Supreme test of love for he declared: "Greater love hath no man than this that a man will lay down his life for his friends."
And now, when everything seems dark indeed, let us, his relatives and friends rely wholly upon our faith in the future and in Him who doeth all things well, for faith is the spiritual extension of our physical vision; it is the moral sense which reaches out toward the throne of God and takes hold of those mysteries which our minds can not grasp or understand.
It leads us to trust the Omnipotence of the Great Ruler of the Universe and to put God's promises to the test, and when we do this we can more literally understand the meaning of the words of the poet when he said: "His day has come, not gone, His sun has risen, not set, His life is now beyond the reach of change, Not ended, but begun; O noble soul, O gentle heart, Hail and farewell.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. C. Arnold at two o'clock Saturday afternoon Jun 11, at Lick Creek Church. Pall bearers were Lee Bryant, Foster Moreland, Floyd Newkirk, Edward Gossett, Wailing Chapman and Roscoe Bryant. Flower bearers were Nena Maie Hill, Irene Quillman, Pava Lasater, Alice Lucille Spencer, Alma Wave Spencer, Lois DeLap, Dorthy Mills, and Marie Moreland.
Interment at Lick Creek cemetery.


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  • Created by: Stephen Catlin
  • Added: 15 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149303259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Bishop (26 Jun 1905–10 Jun 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149303259, citing Old Prairie Cemetery, Iron, White County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Catlin (contributor 48610748) .