Jackie Ray Bishop
PRINCETON- Jackie Ray Bishop, 74, of the Beckley Road, Princeton, died suddenly early Monday morning, January 20, 2020 at his home.
Born May 21, 1945 at Alpoca, he was the son of the late Christopher Columbus Bishop & Verla Marie Green Bishop.
Jackie was a graduate of Matoaka High School and attended Bluefield State College. He served as a draftsman, having worked for the Daniels Company, Bluefield with more than 40 years of service. Jackie was a faithful attendee at Fairview Christian Community Church. While his health permitted, he loved his 57 Chevy Car Club, fishing & hunting, ginseng hunting, & traveling, especially going to Disney.
Those left to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Mary Alice Bowling Bishop, four sons, Patrick Allen Bishop & wife Tammy Mae, Gregory Shane Bishop & wife Raina Lenoir, Gary Scott Bishop & wife Melissa Mae, & Mark Wesley Bishop. Seven grandchildren, Ryan, Blaine, Dylan, Bryce, Drew, Aidan & Emma Bishop. Three siblings, Daryl Bishop, Roger Bishop & wife Marcia, Randy Bishop & wife Connie along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 23, 2020, Fairview Christian Community Church near Princeton with Pastor Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, Princeton. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, from 5 until 8 P.M. at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Clemons, Ryan, Blaine, Dylan, Drew & Aidan Bishop. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Fairview Christian Community Church, 120 Black Oak Road, Princeton, WV 24740.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
The Bishop Family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on January 20, 2020


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John & Sandi Lawrence
Jan 22, 2020
Mary Alice, wotds can't describe how sorry we are for the loss of Jacke. Just seems so unreal. Praying for you all. Jackie was a loving soul. R.I. P Jackie.
Praying for the Family. 🤗🙏🙏🙏🤗❤