Jimmie D. Bishop, 81, of Waynetown passed away unexpectedly at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in the emergency room of Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.
He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Garvin County, Oklahoma, to the late J.P. and Della Griffis Bishop. He married Nancy L. Horrocks on May 17, 1975, at Waynetown. She survives.
Jimmie was a graduate of Bowers High School and was considered the best softball player at Bowers! He served with the U.S. Navy, June 1955 to November 1958 and retired from Raybestos as a cost estimator after 42 years of employment. Jimmie had been a member of the Wabash Club of Raybestos and formerly attended the Waynetown Christian Church. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, feeding/watching birds and tending to the stray cats in Waynetown. He was a Purdue fan and his family accommodated him by watching the Boilers with him.
Surviving, along with his wife Nancy, are: four sons, Donnie (Sylvia) Bishop of North Carolina, Greg Bishop and Kris Bishop, both of Crawfordsville, and Mike (Violeta) Trinkle of Texas; four daughters, Vicki Archer of Ohio, Deb Brown of Waynetown, Susan (Dan) Smith of North Carolina and Kathy Ryker of Waynetown; sister Carol Crull of Darlington; two brothers, Don (Cathy) Irvin of Florida and Terry Bishop of California; and any grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including his “lifeline” Cory and Ryan Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents J.P. Bishops and Della Griffis Bishop Irvin, Gayle Irvin and grandson Matthew.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services beginning at 3 p.m. Pastor Seth Stultz will officiate. Interment will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.