OBITUARY

Paul Edward Bishop

August 8, 1948March 11, 2019
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Paul Bishop departed his life on March 11, 2019. He was born August 8, 1948 to Paul L. Bishop and Joyce Paden Richardson who both proceeded him in death. Also proceeding him in death are three sisters, June E. Graham, Mary Ann Massey and Patricia Bishop; and one brother, Allen Bishop.

He attended the Howard and Lincoln Schools of Fort Smith, AR. He joined the United States Army in 1966 where he severed faithfully until his discharge in 1968 receiving a Purple Heart Medal. He received other awards to include: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Commendation Medal for Heroism all of which he treasured. After his military career, he entered the workforce first at the Holiday Inn where he worked for many years, and Roadway Packing Company, both of Fort Smith, until he became ill.

Bro Paul was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church where he joined at a young age when it was on 12th Street. In 1966 he left to join the military, but reunited when he returned and served until his health failed. Due to his health, he was not attendance, but he remained faithful member until his death.

Paul leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Freda; son, Bryan; daughter, Felicia, all of Fort Smith, AR; seven great grandchildren and three grandchildren whom he loved and treasured, Dalyston, Terrill and Marquis; four brothers, Ellis Bishop, Tommy (Gail) Bishop, Steven (Shelia) Bishop, Milton Bishop, all of Fort Smith, AR; three sister, Frances Campbell, Shelia(John) McGehee of Fort Smith, AR, and Christina (Unice) Johnson of Mineral Spring AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Viewing will be from 2:00 to 3:00pm Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 12:00pm Monday, March 18, 2019 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 3110 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Freda Bishop, Wife
  • Felicia Scarborough, Daughter
  • Bryan Massey, Son
  • Dalyston, Terrill and Marquis, Grandchildren
  • Joyce Paden Richardson, Mother
  • Paul L. Bishop, Father
  • Frances Campbell, Sister
  • Shelia McGehee and husband John, Sister
  • Christina Johnson and husband Unice, Sister
  • June E. Graham, Sister
  • Mary Ann Massey, Sister
  • Patricia Bishop, Sister
  • Ellis Bishop, Brother
  • Tommy Bishop and wife Gail, Brother
  • Steven Bishop and wife Shelia, Brother
  • Milton Bishop, Brother
  • Allen Bishop, Brother
  • Paul leaves to cherish his memories his great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Aron Wilson, Active
  • Kenneth Massey, Active
  • Jerry Lee, Active
  • Antonio Campbell, Active
  • Howard Roberts, Active
  • Herman Shoats, Honorary
  • Ellis Bishop Jr., Honorary
  • Kenneth Gray , Honorary
  • Christ Bishop, Honorary
  • LeeVester Massey, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019
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Biography

Paul Bishop departed his life on March 11, 2019. He was born August 8, 1948 to Paul L. Bishop and Joyce Paden Richardson who both proceeded him in death. Also proceeding him in death are three sisters, June E. Graham, Mary Ann Massey and Patricia Bishop; and one brother, Allen Bishop.

He attended the Howard and Lincoln Schools of Fort Smith, AR. He joined the United States Army in 1966 where he severed faithfully until his discharge in 1968 receiving a Purple Heart Medal. He received other awards to include: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Commendation Medal for Heroism all of which he treasured. After his military career, he entered the workforce first at the Holiday Inn where he worked for many years, and Roadway Packing Company, both of Fort Smith, until he became ill.

Bro Paul was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church where he joined at a young age when it was on 12th Street. In 1966 he left to join the military, but reunited when he returned and served until his health failed. Due to his health, he was not attendance, but he remained faithful member until his death.

Paul leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Freda; son, Bryan; daughter, Felicia, all of Fort Smith, AR; seven great grandchildren and three grandchildren whom he loved and treasured, Dalyston, Terrill and Marquis; four brothers, Ellis Bishop, Tommy (Gail) Bishop, Steven (Shelia) Bishop, Milton Bishop, all of Fort Smith, AR; three sister, Frances Campbell, Shelia(John) McGehee of Fort Smith, AR, and Christina (Unice) Johnson of Mineral Spring AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Viewing will be from 2:00 to 3:00pm Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 12:00pm Monday, March 18, 2019 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 3110 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com