Robert (Bob) Carl Bishop, 75, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2019. Bob was born October 25, 1943, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Carl Henry Bishop and Mable Katherine Clark-Bishop.
Bob was an active member of the Jacksonville First Church of the Nazarene where he was a worship leader and choir director for several years. He also was a member of the Good News Fellowship Singing Group, traveling to churches around the country sharing the gospel message through song. Bob was well known by his church family for hosting men’s Bible Studies and providing hospitality to anyone in need.
Bob retired from the United States Air Force after serving 22 years at the rank of Master Sergeant. After retirement, he began working with the Veterans Affairs office in Little Rock where he retired for the second time after 16 years of dedicated service. Bob also enjoyed volunteering with his wife at Baptist Springhill Hospital where he was known for his coffee, hot chocolate and banter with patients’ families.
Bob was a loving and devoted husband, an adoring father, and carried the title of doting grandfather with pride. Bob’s warm, witty and welcoming personality charmed those who came into contact with him. Bob was a man who pursued the heart of God, and one who served his Lord, his family, and his local church with loving humility.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mable Bishop, and sister, Katherine Smith.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lois Bishop; children Carla Piggee (Ken) of Mesquite, Texas, and Elizabeth Martin (Jeff) of Rockwall, Texas; granddaughters McKinley Martin, Olivia Martin, and Addison Piggee; brother-in-law Rick Larson; sister-in-law Bonnie Lindsay; mother-in-law Lois Larson; and a host of nieces and nephews to carry on and honor his memory.
Bob’s visitation will be on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00am with burial following at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery, in North Little Rock Arkansas at 1:00pm.
Donations in Bob’s honor may be to the Jacksonville First Church of the Nazarene.
Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.