Lawrence E. (Larry) Bishop

February 13, 1937 - November 24, 2018

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Lawrence Evans “Larry” Bishop, 81, of Kendallville died Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born February 13, 1937, in Noble County, Indiana, to Robert and Katherine (Smith) Bishop.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1959 during the Korean War.

Larry was a self-taught drummer and loved music. Being a handy person, he enjoyed working in his shop and doing yard work. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame football.

On December 19, 1963, in South Bend he married Shirley A. (Willard) Hollingsworth.

Mr. Bishop worked in property management for Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, where he retired.

He was a 47-year member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley A. Bishop of Kendallville; five daughters, Lisa Robinson of Norfolk, Virginia, Wendy Perry of Zuni, Virginia, Lariann Schweiger of Sterling Heights, Michigan,
Kimberly Simmons of Kempner, Texas, and Debra Miller of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Lawrence “Duke” Bishop, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Perkins of Wolcottville and Louise Rodman of Kendallville; and a brother, Gary Bishop of Ligonier.

There will be no visitation or services. The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Cyril Coburn
December 17th, 2018 1:05pm
Warrenton Virginia

Ma'am, Larry & Kim, I found this and am saddened beyond words, you were my extended family as I spent a lot of time with Larry Jr., Mr. Bishop took us camping at Bixler, he always displayed professionalism and compassion. Such great times they were. Love you all. God Bless, Cyril

Mitch Manahan
November 30th, 2018 4:49pm
West Bloomfield, MI

Shirley, Larry Jr., and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was such a great guy. I enjoyed my time with him and your entire family growing up in Kendallville all those years ago. God Bless. Mitch

Robert and Kristine Willard
November 29th, 2018 10:21am
Fort Wayne Indiana

We love you and will miss you Uncle Larry. Our thoughts go out to your entire family. Go Irish.

Jean Perkins
November 28th, 2018 11:28pm

Rest in peace my brother. Love you

Mike & Louise Rodman
November 28th, 2018 12:50pm

You will be missed, brother. Love you!

Robert and Vicki O’Dell
November 28th, 2018 10:23am
Copperas Cove , Texas

Our thoughts and prayers for you, Mike, and Family! Vicki and I are thinking of you and please let us know if you need anything.

Brenda Krause
November 27th, 2018 7:30pm

We are so very sorry to hear the news! Our prayers are with you all! We love yall! Brenda, Ronnie, Justin, Weldon, taylor, and Granmommie

Carol S Bishop LaMotte
November 27th, 2018 4:47pm

Sorry for your loss Gary, Jean and Louise. Also all of the family's. Now you can be with mom

Blair Arnold
November 27th, 2018 3:53pm

Love you uncle!! Fly high

Nicole & Collin Miller
November 27th, 2018 12:52pm

Love you Uncle, rest easy in Heaven

Kathy A. Honaker & Kandie J. Reynolds
November 27th, 2018 12:41pm

Sleep in peace Uncle