SPARTANBURG, SC – William A. Bishop, 86, of Spartanburg, SC passed away Thursday morning, August 23, 2012 at his home.
Born in Tryon, NC, son of the late Bonnie and Lelah Arledge Bishop and was the last remaining member of his immediate family. Mr. Bishop served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Pulliam Investment Co. and was an active member of Beaumont Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Sara Capps Bishop; one daughter, Cindy Roland (Gil) of Spartanburg, SC; two sons, Timothy Bishop of Pauline, SC and Carroll Bishop (Mary) of Chesnee, SC; three grandsons, Robert Tanenbaum, Ross Tanenbaum and Joshua Bishop. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Jennie B. Jones (Walter), Edna B. Edwards (John) and Gladys B. Hayes (Alvin); one brother, Greenwood Bishop (Eva).
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, NC with Rev. Steven McLain, Rev. Rupert Guest and Rev. John Cox officiating with military rites by the Polk County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29303.