Lewis Howard Bishop, Jr.
March 26, 1945 – April 10, 2018
Funeral services for Lewis Howard Bishop, Jr., 73, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2018, at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Cairo, GA. Rev. Jimmy Ausburn and Rev. Robert Crapps will officiate. Interment with Military Honors will be in Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery, Grady County, Ochlocknee, GA. Mr. Bishop passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Active pallbearers will be: Melvin Hooks, Kelvin Hooks, Derek Edwards, Johnny Edwards, Heath Edwards and Johnny Calhoun.
Mr. Bishop was born on March 26, 1945, in Tampa, FL, to the late Lewis H. Bishop and Christine Godwin Bishop. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On October 8, 1983, he married Janice Edwards Bishop, who survives. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include: his wife, Janice E. Bishop of Cairo, GA; son, Kenneth A. Cooper of Thomasville, GA; grandchildren, Tiffany Cooper (Tim Wright) of Leesburg, GA; Erica Lynn Shirley of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Natalie Allen of Leesburg, GA, Tristen Allen of Leesburg, GA, Jordan Wright of Marietta, GA, Scott Wright of Marietta, GA, Michael Collins of Cairo, GA; sister, Barbara Morey, Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and son, Donnie Cooper.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Bishop’s memory to: Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 435 Pine Forest Road, Ochlocknee, GA 31773.
The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home the hour prior to service.