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Richard Bishop

December 28, 1935 - October 12, 2013

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:00 A Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

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Tuesday, October 15 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Ver

Richard L. “Dick” Bishop, 77 of North Lewisburg, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at his home.


He was born December 28, 1935 in Brokers Creek Township, Ohio the son of the late Melvin and Ellen (Parker) Bishop. He was a graduate of Salem High School. Dick served his country in the United States Navy.


He was previously employed with Rockwell in Marysville and Dana Corporation in Hilliard, as well as he enjoyed farming.


Dick volunteered for the North East Champaign County Fire District; from 1977-1992 as an EMT and from 1992 – 2012 as a fire fighter. Dick also served as Fire Chief for 5 years. He was a member of the Belgian Horse Association and was an avid horseman. Dick enjoyed his dogs, Duke and Duchess.


He is survived by wife, whom he married December 4, 1960, Sandy Bishop; his son, Brad (Sandra) Bishop of McAlester, OK, his daughter, Angela (Kirk) Krajewski of The Villages, FL, grandchildren, Ben, Luke, Max, Jake and Ashton; his sister, Elizabeth Imber of Springfield; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Denny (Donna) Oyer of Urbana and Larry (Dorothy) Oyer of Cable; as well as several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ralph Watkins, Bill & Robin Dennison, Tim & Cindy Engle and the Chuck Keeran Family.


A gathering of family and friends will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Carl Spain officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North East Champaign County Fire District, P.O. Box 142, North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Condolences

Janet Wright - Oct 16, 2013

Sorry to hear about your loss.
Sorry, I didn’t get to give my condolence
in person, but was praying for you.
Never easy to lose a love one.fe

Larry and Jan Dunn - Oct 15, 2013

Dear Sandy and Family,
Our sincerest sympathy to all of you. We have good Memories of Dick at our get togethers. Wish we were there to give you a Big Hug but you know our prayers are with you. Keep your memories alive. Love and Hugs, Larry and Jan

Larry and Jan Dunn - Oct 15, 2013

Dear Sandy and Family,
Our sincerest sympathy to all of you. We have good Memories of Dick at our get togethers. Wish we were there to give you a Big Hug but you know our prayers are with you. Keep your memories alive. Love and Hugs, Larry and Jan

Lynne Ledley - Oct 15, 2013

Sandy and family, I was so shocked and saddened when Freeda told me at the banquet that Dick had passed away. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers this week-end. I am not going to be able to make it to the calling hours but wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ellen & Melvin Dillion - Oct 14, 2013

Our sincere condolence goes out to Sandy the children and grandchildren.
We are thinking of you in your time of loss and sorrow.

Mary Ellen & Melvin Dillion - Oct 14, 2013

Our sincere condolence goes out to Sandy the children and grandchildren.
We are thinking of you in your time of loss and sorrow.

Shirley Hadley - Oct 14, 2013

Dear Sandy & family, so sorry to hear about Dick. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley

William Bishop - Oct 13, 2013

My heart and prayers are with you all at this time. May God bless
Love Billy Bob and Pat

Ronald & Rebecca Bishop - Oct 13, 2013

I will always cherish the time I spent with Richard on Grandpas farm during the summers when I was growing up. Together him and I put a lot of bales in the barn. Becky and I will miss the going out to eat and the card playing with Richard and Sandy. We all will miss him.

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