George Henry Bishop, Sr., 90, of Henderson passed away Jan. 7, 2020 at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Ronnie Geary officiating.
Burial will follow at Milledgeville Cemetery with Military Honors. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
There was a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
He was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Chester County and grew up at Saltillo and Milledgeville, the son of the late Joe Kent and Zelphia Hollin Bishop. He attended school at Saltillo. He entered the U. S. Army in 1952 and was a decorated Korean War and Vietnam Veteran. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star and retired as a First Sergeant.
He worked at Henson Ford Tractor for 20 years and later drove for Dwain Seaton Ford, Lofton Chevrolet and Lonnie Cobb Ford.
He was a member of the VFW, The American Legion, Henderson Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the New Friendship Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Messer Bishop of Henderson; two sons, George Henry (Peggy) Bishop, Jr. of Morris Chapel and Bobby Dean (Ganetta) Bishop of Adamsville; a daughter, Diane Pendley of Adamsville; a stepson, George Michael (Sue) Butler of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William Cecil Bishop, Jim Bob Bishop and Hallie Tommy Bishop; and four sisters, Ruby Pearl Weaver, Lois Bannister, Gladys Grisham and Mary Jo Carter.