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In Loving Memory

March 8, 1938 – October 16, 2020

 

Mr. David Turner Bishop, age 82, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at home in Fairhope surrounded by his wife, Carol Ann and hospice nurse, Katie Costello, RN.  Mr. Bishop was born March 8, 1938, a son of the late Charles E. and Beryl Fell Bishop.

David is survived by his current, and only wife, of 64 years, Carol Ann (Bonnell) who supported him in all his glory during his heyday and lovingly supported him physically and spiritually during their last days together.

He served his country through military service in Korea, which took him away from his young family and led him to dislike cold weather for his entire life. He retired from Scott Paper, the last years spent in the wood yard.  David had a passion for casting nets he made himself (taught by his grandfather) and using his grandpa’s weight mold.  He was never too old or too tired to do anything for friends and family. David excelled at living within his means, cast netting, composting leaves, outsmarting squirrels and vegetable gardening. He was locally sourcing food for years (long before it was popular)!  He never met a piece of wood he couldn’t use and he loved woodworking and building furniture.

David led a life of quiet faith. He gave without being asked. From the back pew of South River Park Church, David practiced his faith and fellowship. He enjoyed his many long-time friends and their families. He met family and friends with laughter and joy. He took great pride in his children and they will sadly miss him; Debbie (Jim) Trocha; David (Melissa) Bishop and Joe (Pam) Bishop. His philosophy raising his children was “because I said so”. When he spoke, most of the time you just listened. Other survivors include his sister, Laura “Sissy” (Floyd) Yeager; his grandchildren, Janson (Shelby), Savannah, Sabrina and David Bishop, III and great granddaughter, Ava. David was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Charlie; brother, Charles (Buck) Bishop and sister, Jacqueline Taylor.

The family would like to thank all the friends, family and hospice care staff who offered their prayers, support and love during this difficult time.  A private memorial service is being planned.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to your favorite charity.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at hughesfh.com.  Hughes Funeral Home of Daphne is assisting the family.