James C. Bishop, 98, formally of Brookville, died Friday, September 16, 2021, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Florida.
Jim was born in Maplesville, Kentucky on January 20, 1923, to Henry Bishop Sr. and Catherine Reams Bishop, one of their twelve children. He married Elizabeth Turner and enjoyed more than 64 years before she died on February 3, 2007. Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns and received the EAME Theater with 2 Bronze Stars, the Victory Meda, the Good Conduct, a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Unit Badge. Jim was wounded in Germany on April 14, 1945. During Jim’s life he farmed, drove school bus for Franklin County Schools for more than 40 years, and was janitor at Mt. Carmel School. After he retired he remodeled houses with a partner. Jim was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church, American Legion Post # 77, a lifetime member of Brookville Masonic Lodge #11 F & AM, and the Moose in Florida. He enjoyed working, spending time with his family and going out to eat.
Jim is survived by two children: Cathy Hildebrand of Florida and Richard C. Bishop ( Alice) of Brookville; four grandchildren: Troy (Kim) Bishop, Trev (Terri) Bishop, Kirshell (Jason) Lovins, and Kyle (Abby) Hildebrand all of Brookville; eight great-grandchildren: Audra and Austin Lovins, Laura and Maddie Hildebrand, Anastasia ( James) Reilly, Logan (Tirzah) Bishop, Tabitha (Daniel) Wiehe, Lindsey ( Kayla Suter) Bishop; three great-great-grandchildren: Maximus and Mila Bishop and Jaxson Suter; five siblings: Vester Bishop of FL, Rose Pennington of AZ, Ruby Bolin of FL, Mary Ertel and Linda Barrett both of Brookville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister: Lilly Hundley; and five brothers: Walter, Henry Jr., Robert, Eddie, and Harold Bishop.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home ~ 929 Main Street Brookville ~ with Troy Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by Bernard Hurst Post # 77 American Legion of Brookville. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. where memorial contributions may be made to FC CAN ~ P. O. Box 74 ~ Brookville, IN 47012 or American Legion Post #77 ~ 1290 Fairfield Ave. ~ Brookville, IN 47012..
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