Graveside funeral rites for Midwest City resident, Jimmie Richard Bishop were held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Magnolia Memorial Park at Bristow, OK Officiating was Mr. David Taylor. Funeral services were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home-Bristow. Online condolences may be expressed at www.michaelsfuneralservices.com
Jimmie Richard Bishop was born in Tuskegee, Oklahoma on May 16, 1935 to the late Bill Bishop & Hazel Ann (McCready) Bishop. He passed from this life in Oklahoma City on April 13, 2018 at the age of 82 years, 10 months, & 28 days. Jimmie was raised & educated in Bristow & was a 1952 graduate of Bristow High School. He then joined the United States Air Force & was honorably discharged in 1956. He had worked in Tulsa for many years at American Airlines, then at Dorset Electronic. He moved to Oklahoma City & worked for LeeWay Trucking for a while then got a job with the USAF at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement. Jim was an avid hunter & fisherman. He competed in shooting sports & built most of his own firearms. He also built & flew model aircraft in many competitions. He had won many trophies between his shooting & flying competitions. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Billy Bishop, and granddaughter: Andrea Michelle Bishop.
His remaining family includes his CHILDREN: Richard Bishop of Sand Springs – Mark Bishop & wife Lisa of Calera – Matthew Bishop of Midwest City - Connie Cochran & husband Micky of Sand Springs – Pam Tufts & husband Jeff of Bristow; 10 GRANDCHILDREN – 15 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; a BROTHER: Larry Bishop of Stroud; and numerous other relatives & friends.