Jack Bishop

December 4, 2020

Jack Bishop, age 91, of Marysville, formerly of Blaine, Kentucky, died Friday, December 4, 2020 at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  He retired from Local Laborers Union after many years of service in construction.  A veteran of the United States Army, he served during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.  A world traveler, he has stood in the River Jordan, prayed at the Wailing Wall, walked the Great Wall of China, saw kangaroos in the Outback of Australia and rode camels in Egypt. Of native American Cherokee descent, he was a well-known musician and loved playing his Martin guitar and singing bluegrass and gospel music.  Known for never meeting a stranger,  he will be remembered for enjoying socializing with his friends and family.  A member of Marysville Free Will Baptist Church, he was born April 12, 1929 in Blaine, Kentucky to the late Henry and Rotha Bowling Bishop.  He was also preceded in death in 2006 by his wife Mildred whom he married January 10, 1954; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Camille Bishop; a granddaughter, Amanda; a great-grandson, Gabriel Dyer; and his siblings John Bishop, Elmer Bishop, Gertie Kazee, Bertha Kazee, Verna Cordle, Myrtle Bishop and Nola Mills.  He is survived by his children, Henry Clay Bishop, Hazel (Dan) Dyer and William “Billy” Bishop; his grandchildren, Vannessa (Randy) Miller, Jason (Marie) Dyer, Hannah Dyer and Nathen Bishop; many great-grandchildren, Cassie, Adrianna, Dylan, Lydia, Maya, Jarred, Aiden, Roran and Katie Marie; his brother, Junior (Rosemary) Bishop and his sister, Gladys (Calvin) Wright;  and nieces, nephews and other relatives many, many, many friends, including Chuck and “Sweetpea” Cody; a red-headed step-daughter, Karen Matrka and her children, and his closest friend and sweetheart of six years, Rose Tharp. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Marysville Free Will Baptist Church, 280 North Cherry Street, Marysville where the family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon. Pastor Paul Bogenrife will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to any Union County Veteran Organization or to the Marysville Free Will Baptist Church.  Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


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