Jodie Roger Bishop, Sr. 69 of North Tazewell, VA and raised in Statesville, NC passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born January 21, 1948 in Hanover County, VA, he was a son of the late Carl and Margie Lester Bishop.
Jodie was founder and pastor for 35 years of the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ at its current location in Tazewell, VA. The family is so grateful for his Assistant Pastors Melvin and Linda Day who have been so faithful and such a blessing to him as a pastor. He was a US Army veteran serving as a military police in the Vietnam War (1968-1970) and was a member of American Legion Post #133. He was a Virginia certified electrician and a retired WV and VA mine foreman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Carl Lee Christopher Bishop; brother, Phillip Bishop; father and mother in law, Carl and Fannie Kennedy; special nephews, Melvin Brian Day and Crandall Keith Lee Walls.
He is survived by his wife of forty eight years, Brenda Sue Kennedy Bishop; son, Jodie Roger Bishop, Jr. and Mariza of Mooresville, NC; daughter, Tammy Bishop Sparks and husband, Danny Ray Sparks, Jr., special grandson, Danny Ray Sparks, III, special grandson Dakota Christopher Sparks to arrive February 8, 2018 all of Tazewell, VA; sisters, Betty Love and husband, Rodney of Texas, Nancy Hanuscin and husband, Ronald of North Carolina, and Rita Sue Wolf and husband, Karl of South Carolina; sisters in law, Linda Day and husband, Melvin of Horsepen, VA, Lois Reynolds and husband, Ricky and Sandra Cassady both of Tazewell, VA, Tina Collins and husband, Tim of Newhall, WV; brother in law, Dean Kennedy of Bishop, VA; step mother in law, Carrie Kennedy of Newhall, WV; special nieces and special nephews including Colby Scarberry who was loved as a son; special friends he cherished as a mother and daddy, Johnny and Virginia Goodwin of Tennessee. He cherished all his church family and friends.
The family will receive friends after 6 PM Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ in Tazewell, VA where an evening service will be conducted at 7 PM with Minister Dannie Short officiating.
Funeral services will be conducted at the church at 11 AM Monday, January 8, 2017 with Minister Steve Warren officiating and Carl Dean Kennedy reading obituary. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA where military graveside rites will be conducted by members of Barns Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell, VA and VA National Guard Honor Team of Gate City, VA. Pallbearers are Rhudy Keith, Farley Christian, Henry Barnett, Gary Ward, Sam Gentle, Dennis Davidson, Jodie Bishop, Jr., Danny Ray Sparks, Jr., Shawn Day, Coloson Dash, and Edwin Edwards. Honorary pallbearers are Colby Scarberry (US Army), Austin Day (USMC).
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home is serving the Bishop family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on January 5, 2018