WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Jack Lee Bishop Sr., 79, of Washington Court House died Wednesday, May 6, 2010, at 4:11 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center where he had been a patient one day. His death was sudden and unexpected.
Jack was born Nov. 10, 1930, at Mount Liberty in Knox County to Forest Edward and Pearl Ellen Harvey Bishop Sr. He was a 1949 graduate of Centerburg High School where he excelled in sports. Before entering the armed forces, he signed with the Philadelphia Athletic Minor League Baseball system. He moved to Washington Court House in 1972. Before his retirement, he was a construction supervisor specializing in bridges and highways. After his retirement he assisted his son with the operation of Custom Lawn Care and Landscaping.
Jack was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict and the recipient of the Purple Heart and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post 25 of the American Legion and the Washington Court House AMVETS Post. He was a member of the Mount Liberty United Methodist Church and formerly was a Knox County deputy sheriff.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joanna “Jo” Ison on Jan. 11, 1989; his parents; and stepmother, Miriam Bishop.
He is survived by seven children and their spouses, Randall L. and Susan Bishop of Utica, Robin L. and Colley Bishop of Pennsylvania, Lea Anne and Terry Brown of Eaton, Lynda and Chris York of Versailles, Jack L. Bishop Jr. of Washington Court House, Jaret and Stacy Bishop of Jamestown and Ron Ison of Milledgeville; eight grandchildren, Bethany (David) Warner, Adam (Jenni) Bishop, Corey Bishop, Cara Bishop, Emma York, Braidy Bishop, Brilea Bishop and Tyler Ison; two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Sarah Warner; two brothers, Forest E. Bishop Jr. of Mount Liberty, and Barry Bishop and his wife, Linda, of Granville; a sister, Sandra Reef of Mount Liberty; and three stepsisters, Shirley Mitchell and her husband, Ron, of Mansfield, and Janet Brown and her husband, William, and Janie Ellis and her husband, Asa, all of Lexington.
The funeral will be held Monday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating. Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.